All Real Life Is Meeting

“There are only two things certain about our lives – we must die and we are not dead now.  What each of us confronts is the period between now and death.  What shall we do with it?”

In this sermon of October 3, 1965, Rabbi Olan addresses that nagging little question, the meaning of life.

“All Real Living Is Meeting.”  What can this perplexing title mean?

The answer to both questions he locates in the 1923 book I and Thou, by the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber.  The title of the book and the title of this sermon are really a question: will you treat the world and everything and everyone you encounter in it as an It or a Thou?

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*Written by Joshua F. Hirsch.*