Sunday, November 5, 2023

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Rabbi David Wolpe, on Why Faith Matters)

“Why does faith matter? Love of this world, of one another, is the sole hope in an age when we can destroy the world many times over. There is no power that is only good, that cannot be twisted for evil. Religion is hardly an exception. But while there are many things that can doom us, only one thing can save us. Faith. Not blind or bigoted faith, but faith that pushes us to be better, to give more of ourselves, to see glimmers of transcendence scattered throughout our lives. Such faith is an achievement and a gift: it is an achievement of seeking, questioning, yearning, reasoning, hoping, and it is a gift of God, who fashioned this world, whose goodness sustains it and whose teachings could save it if only we—believers and deniers both—would listen, would love.”— Rabbi David Wolpe, Why Faith Matters (2008)

The image accompanying this post, showing Rabbi David Wolpe officiating at a wedding, was taken June 1, 2014.

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