Quotable Creation Care: Abraham Joshua Heschel on the Sabbath that Sustains

A young girl relaxing in a patch of clover and daisies.

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All our life should be a pilgrimage to the seventh day; the thought and appreciation of what this day may bring to us should be ever present in our minds. For the Sabbath is the counterpoint of living; the melody sustained throughout all agitations and vicissitudes which menace our conscience; our awareness of God’s presence in the world.

– Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath: Its Meaning for the Modern Man

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