Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Living Liturgy

When the members of his synagogue complained that the words of the liturgy did not express what they felt, Abraham Heschel, the great philosopher of religion, replied wisely and very Biblically. He told them that the liturgy wasn’t supposed to express what they felt; they were supposed to feel what the liturgy expressed. To be taught by the Bible to pray is to learn to want and feel what the Bible expresses—to say what it means and mean what it says. God’s Prayer Book, 7

1 comment:

Halcyon said...

Are you saying that in these enlightened postmodern times we should submit our subjectivity to God's objectivity?