Monday, October 31, 2011

The Most Mysterious Heart

Some food for thought:
“The greatest enigma of man is his heart. It is so magnificent that God competes for it. So powerful that it can resist the love of the Almighty. So frail that many a weakness may snare it in its net. So wild that it may destroy all happiness and all order. So faithful that it cannot be subverted even by infidelity. So naive that it succumbs to every sweet temptation. Of such great capacity that it can contain every contradiction. And all this — almost — in every man, and all this — almost — in the wink of an eye. But man is a hundred times more grand, because he is capable of ruling it. And God? He alone knows the routes into the most mysterious heart. That is why man opened the Heart of God on the cross to learn about His plans.”
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski (1901 - 1981), from the book “A Freedom Within: The Prison Notes of Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski

Hat-tip: John Wilson

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Kol Nidre

For the Jewish people, today is Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement.

To honor of the day, this week's "YouTube clip for a peaceful weekend" features an instrumental setting of  Kol Nidre.

A hat-tip to the Concord Pastor for leading me to this particular composition by Max Bruch.