Sunday, November 13, 2011

Putting Scripture On Our Hearts....

"There's a lovely Hasidic story of a Rabbi who always told his people that if they studied the Torah, it would put Scripture on their hearts. One of them asked, "Why on our hearts, and not in them?" The Rabbi answered, "Only God can put Scripture inside. But reading sacred text can put it on your heart, and then when your heart breaks, the holy words will fall inside." -Anne Lamott

I love this story!

There are several things I adore about it but I especially like the idea that when we read, study and learn the scriptures they will rest upon our heart. And, when our hearts are troubled we can find comfort in those scriptures we've come to know.

Having opportunities to teach from the scriptures in Seminary and now in Gospel Doctrine has been a great blessing in my life.