Discomfort

He who craves the light of God neglects his ease for ardor, his life for love—knowing that contentment is the shadow not the light. The great yearning that sweeps eternity is a yearning to praise, a yearning to serve.  And when the waves of that yearning swell in our souls all the barriers are pushed aside: the crust of callousness, the hysteria of vanity, the orgies of arrogance.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel, born this day in 1907

snow-pines

Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but the endless, tameless pilgrimage of hearts.

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