Abraham Joshua Heschel Quote
Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy. And yet being alive is no answer to the problems of living. To be or not to be is not the question. The vital question is: how to be and how not to be?
The tendency to forget this vital question is the tragic disease of contemporary man, a disease that may prove fatal, that may end in disaster. To pray is to recollect passionately the perpetual urgency of this vital question.
"No Religion is an Island", p. 264. - Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays (1997)