figures of bird and magen david in stained glass

Words for the Day

… the sentence ‘God created the world’ has unlimited validity only for the relationship between God and the world. The past tense of the sentence, its once-and-for-all form, is valid only for this relationship. The world, on the other hand, is not necessarily through being created with the act of creation performed once and for all by God. What is past for God, immemorial, really ‘in the beginning,’ may well yet be present for the world, even unto its end. The creation of the world need reach its conclusion only in its redemption.

Franz Rosenzweig, *The Star of Redemption*, translated by William W. Hallo from the 2nd edition of 1930, University of Notre Dame Press, 2014/1985, 119.

Image: Detail of an image of the stained glass work in Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem, Israel, “The Tribe of Levi,” Marc Chagall / CC BY-SA, via Wikimedia Commons

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