Abraham Heschel Quote

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“Finite meaning is a thought we comprehend; infinite meaning is a thought that comprehends us; finite meaning we absorb; infinite meaning we encounter. Finite meaning has clarity; infinite meaning has depth. Finite meaning we comprehend with analytical reason; to infinite meaning we respond in awe. Infinite meaning is uncomfortable, not compatible with our categories. It is not to be grasped as though it were something in the world which appeared before us. Rather it is that in which the world appears to us. It is not an object – not a self-subsistent, timeless idea or value; it is a presence.” Abraham Heschel, Who Is Man? p.78 (as quoted by Skip Moen, skip@skipmoen.com)

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