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Sunday Inspiration: Whom to Admire

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
—Abraham Heschel

Sunday Inspiration: To Be Amazed

Our goal should be to live in radical amazement, [to] get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.
—Abraham Heschel

Sunday Inspiration: The Deepest Wisdom

The deepest wisdom man can attain is to know that his destiny is to aid, to serve.
—Abraham Heschel

Sunday Inspiration: A Sense of Indebtedness

Endless wonder unlocks an innate sense of indebtedness. Within our awe there is no place for self-assertion. Within our awe we only know that all we own we owe. The world consists not of things, but of tasks.
—Abraham Heschel

Sunday Inspiration: A Will to Wonder

Mankind will not perish for want of information; but only for want of appreciation. The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living. What we lack is not a will to believe but a will to wonder.
—Abraham Heschel