Words for the Day

What is, after all, the difference between promise and fulfillment if not that the former remains stationary, finished, immovable while the latter happens, or better, materializes. Thus nothing has changed on the way from promise to fulfillment. The content of the promise and the phases of the fulfillment are one and the same, only what was finished thus transformed itself into a beginning.

Franz Rosenzweig, *The Star of Redemption*, translated by William W. Hallo from the 2nd edition of 1930, University of Notre Dame Press, 2014/1985, 112.

Image: “Dream of Goldfish,” Jiří Meitner, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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