Recorded March 27, 2016
Rabbi Heschel speaks about Radical Amazement, opening ourselves up to seeing the fullest picture possible that we can see as finite human beings. This opens us up to Reverence for the world around us. It is easy to be swayed by the negative things we hear on the news, or angered by the hateful things spoken by political candidates or people in power. Radical Amazement and Reverence can help us invoke positive thoughts, feelings, and actions to the negative. Heschel says, “What we lack is not a will to believe, but a will to wonder.” Easter, for example, is about the wonder felt about the resurrection of Jesus.
You can listen to the podcast using the player below, and look for it on iTunes under Podcasts. Please subscribe to it on iTunes or Stitcher – search for “Free Souls Church Holy Highlights.” Music in this podcast by Jackie Venson.
If you like this series, please consider donating $5 or $10 to help fund the work that goes into producing it.
Photo: the Andromeda galaxy