I rarely get to listen to "on Being," but happen to catch this week's radio show on Heschel twice. I believe in free will and all that good stuff, yet I also believe that things happen for a reason and that every moment in our lives has a purpose. This is not more true in my coming to know and my relationship with The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, D.Min.Bishop of Washington, who was formerly the rector at St. John's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis. I found many parallels between Heschel's philosophy and commitments and those of Mariann Budde, Mariann will talk about her own humanity, her doubts, etc. Mariann is a champion of social justice, not only in her talk, but in her walk as well. Mariann has spoken about our collective responsibility as a community. I don't want to mischaracterize or misquote Mariann, so if you like Heschel, and have the chance to hear Mariann in public or read her writings, I encourage you to do so.
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