Monday, March 04, 2013

A Week of Celebration

“People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained.

Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation.

To be entertained is a passive state--it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle....

Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one's actions.
― Abraham Joshua Heschel
I can think of no better way to kick-off week 6 than with that amazing quote from THE great Jewish theologian of the last century. Celebrate! Take the week and celebrate each day.

Yes, I know it's Lent. That's supposed to be somber and introspective. But if Heschel is right, what better way to be introspective than to find a daily reason to celebrate the transcendent.

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