The man of our time is losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating, he seeks to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one’s actions.
~Abraham Joshua Heschel from “Who Is Man?”
Read + Hear more about Rabbi Heschel in The Spiritual Audacity of Abraham Joshua Heschel
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And celebration gives voice to joy. The word to add to the list this week???
Don’t take it for granted.