Friday, March 06, 2020

The end of the matter

We cannot solve the problem of time through the conquest of space, through either pyramids or fame. We can only solve the problem of time through sanctification of time. To men alone time is elusive; to men with God time is eternity in disguise.

Creation is the language of God, Time is His song, and things of space the consonants in the song. To sanctify time is to sing the vowels in unison with Him.

This is the task of men: to conquer space and sanctify time.—The Sabbath, p. 101

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Well, that's all for this book; it's just a short little thing. But as with all things by Heschel, well worth your time. I hope this encourages you to find a copy and read it!
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