Sunday, March 12, 2017

Quote of the Day (Abraham Joshua Heschel, on How ‘God is With Us in Distress’)

“God has moved out of the fortress of pedestrian certainties and is dwelling in perplexities. He has abandoned our complacencies and has entered our spiritual agony, upsetting dogmas, discrediting articulations. Beyond all doctrines and greater than human faith stands God, God's question of man, God's waiting for man, for every man, God in search of man. Deeper than all our understanding is our bold certainty that God is with us in distress, hiding in the scandal of our ambiguities.”— Jewish theologian and social activist Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972), “What We Might Do Together,” in American Sermons: The Pilgrims to Martin Luther King, Jr., edited by Michael Warner (1999)

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