Proximity to the Sacred
Life passes on in proximity to the sacred, and it is this proximity that endows existence with ultimate significance. In our relation to the immediate we touch upon the most distant. Even the satisfaction of physical needs can be a sacred act. Perhaps the essential message Judaism is that in doing the finite we may perceive the infinite.
I Asked for Wonder: A Spiritual Anthology
Abraham Joshua Heschel,
Edited by Samuel H. Dresner