Flowers But No Fruits
Socrates taught us that a life without thinking is not worth living. Now, thinking is a noble effort, but the finest thinking may end is futility. In thinking, man is left to himself; he may soar into astral space and proclaim the finest thoughts; yet what will be the echo and what its meaning for the soul?
The Bible taught us that life without commitment is not
worth living; that thinking without roots will bear flowers
but no fruits. Our commitment is to God, and our roots are
In the prophetic events of Israel.
I Asked for Wonder: A Spiritual Anthology
Abraham Joshua Heschel,
Edited by Samuel H. Dresner