“If time passes quickly for us and we are not aware of it, we assume that we have had a good time. We have escaped boredom. The goal for us, it seems, is to be as little alive as possible.”
Today’s sermon of October 2, 1966 asks us to consider the question: how do we experience time? How can we make our time more than merely something boring to be escaped? How can the little bit of time we are allotted on this earth be something meaningful?
For Rabbi Olan, the key is growth.
“If we are to grow, to renew our lives, to feel the fresh stirrings of something new, we had better live as though what is good matters, as though ideals are real, that the City of God is true, and that God really is.”
*Written by Joshua F. Hirsch.*