Thursday, January 14, 2010

Abraham Joshua Heschel...on Where is God...?

"In a free society some are guilty...all are responsible."
-Abraham Heschel

"The response to the catastrophe is not to focus on the catastrophe; but to focus on human possibilities."
-A comment by Heschel's biographer reflecting on how Heschel processed the Holocaust and the loss of his family members.

I post these quotes and this nourishingly rich interview and biographical highlight of Abraham J. Heschel in light of the horror's taking place in Haiti. In a era when we are forced to hear the thoughts of lesser mind and heart are baptized afresh by such deep wisdom.

1 comment:

Matt said...

Thanks for posting. I've heard his name but didn't know much before.