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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

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

 

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Comfort and contentment get a bad rap.

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I am reading an enlightening book, " How to be Idle," by Tom Hodgkinson. Even before finishing it, I dare recommend it. Mr Hidgkinson goes in great length toward putting comfort and contentment into their proper, honored places.

That poem comes from and goes to a bad place. It smells of the very things it says it is pushing aside.

Submitted on Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 5:37:56 AM

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