Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Martin Buber

Enoch was a cobbler, and with every stitch of his awl that drew together the top and bottom of the leather, he joined God and the Shekinah...Man exerts influence on the eternal, and this not done by any special works, but by the intention with which he does all his works. This is the teaching of the hallowing of the veryday. The issue is not to attain to a new type of acting which, owing to its object, would be sacred or mystical; the issue is to do the one appointed task, the common, obvious tasks of daily life, according to their truth and according to their meaning.

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