Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fear (FULL) and Trembling

I'm currently sludging (joyfully) my way through Fear and Trembling by Keirkegaard. 
This passage really stuck out to me in my reading this morning:

" But what no one has the right to do is let others suppose that faith is something inferior or that it is an easy matter, when in fact it is the greatest and most difficult of all. Some understand the story of Abraham in another way. They praise God's mercy for giving him Isaac once again, the whole thing was just a trial. A trial-that can say a lot or little, yet the whole thing is as quickly done with as said. One mounts a winged horse, that very instant o e is on the mountain in Moriah, the same instant one sees the ram. One forgets that Abraham rode on an ass, which can deep un no more than a leisurely pace, that he had a three-day journey, that he needed time to chop the firewood, bind Isaac, and sharpen the knife."

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