December 1, 2005

On the Plainness of Scripture and What to Do with It

as a Rabbi might put it...


That which is plain to you
— and concerns you —
do.
That is righteousness.

That which is plain to you
— but does not concern you —
do not demand of others.
That is judgment.

That which is not plain to you,
study,
and pray.
That is wisdom.


Tobias S Haller BSG
And I think you know which Rabbi I mean...

5 comments:

J.C. Fisher said...

Amen, amen and amen! :-D

(Though I might add "Even IF it is 'plain' to you, and concerns you, continue to study and pray over it anyway. You could STILL be mistaken...")

Anonymous said...

As always, well said.

Monk-in-Training said...

Br. Tobias,
Thank you for posting such a deeply moving statement.
I think I will keep those words, they are powerful and can prod me in so many ways.

Jared Cramer said...

I actually don't know which Rabbi it is...

Emily said...

Dropping by to say amen as well.