Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Broken Heart

A rabbi always told his people that if they studied the Torah, it would put Scripture on their hearts.

One of them asked, "Why 'on' our hearts, and not 'in' them?"

The rabbi answered, "Only God can put Scripture inside. But reading sacred text can put it on your hearts, and then when the heart breaks, the holy words will fall inside." - Tales of the Hasidim

1 comment:

Evelyn said...

This, I have learned, is the absolute truth! How many times have I gone through heartbreak in my life, only to look back and say "ahhhh, that's what the scripture means!"