“the challenge – the enemy we all face is nihilism …the sense of meaningless is pervasive and we have to do something about it.” (NIHILISM – life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value)
“God expects and depends on human beings to carry out His will.”
SEE ALSO – http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2008/01/18/january-18-2008-abraham-joshua-heschel/1789/
RE THIS 9MINUTE FILM SEGMENT: A nine-minute segment about Rabbi Heschel which aired on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. It is adapted from the work-in-progress feature-length documentary “Praying With My Legs,” and features Bob Abernethy, anchor of Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, as correspondent.
(c) 2008, Educational Broadcasting Corporation.
Winner of the 2009 Angel Award for Excellence in Media.
Produced by Steve Brand. Written by Bob Abernethy and Steve Brand.
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“Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity” – Martin Luther King, Jr, in Nobel Peace Prize nomination.
The Mission of My Life
God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments. Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about. John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890)
“Our lives begin to end
the day we become silent
about things that matter.”