Awe

(from a neighborhood garden)

Awe is an intuition for the dignity of all things, a realization that things not only are what they are but also stand, however remotely, for something supreme.  Awe is a sense for the transcendence, for the reference everywhere to mystery beyond all things.  It enables us to perceive in the world intimations of the divine,…to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple; to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal.  What we cannot comprehend by analysis, we become aware of in awe.

Joshua Heschel, I Asked for Wonder

2 thoughts on “Awe

  1. Do you remember that you gave me my copy of I Asked for Wonder by Heschel? You gave it to me in October 1984 and inscribed it: “With thanks for the touch of wonder you give to me and with love, Carol. It still sits among my devotional books. AWE-some!

  2. I don’t remember giving you this gift, but I’m glad you have it. And I still feel thankful for the “touch of wonder” you have given me, and thankful for this gift from other friends as well.

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