Mankind’s Greatest Privilege
The Bible is mankind’s greatest privilege.
It is so far off and so direct in its demands and full of compassion in its understanding. No other book so loves and respects the life of man. No loftier songs about his misery and hope have ever been expressed, and nowhere has man’s need for guidance and the certainty of his ultimate redemption been so keenly conceived. It has the words that startle the guilty and the promise that upholds the forlorn. And he who seeks a language in which to utter his deepest concern, to pray, will find it in the Bible.
I Asked for Wonder: A Spiritual Anthology
Abraham Joshua Heschel,
Edited by Samuel H. Dresner