11 January 2008

Lectio

There is a lovely Hasidic story of a Rabbi who always told people that if they studied the Torah, it would put Scripture on the hearts.

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

The Rabbi answered, "Only God can put Scripture inside. But reading the sacred text can put it on your hearts, and when your hearts break, the holy words will fall inside."

-Anne Lamott

1 comment:

Athanasius contra mundum said...

That's good. I'll have to remember that one.