I. The Human Predicament

It is impossible to exist without passion, unless we misunderstand the word exist.
Kierkegaard

Our  age is an agitated one, and precisely for that reason not an age of passion; it heats itself up constantly because it feels that it is not warm—basically it is freezing… In our times it is merely by means of an echo that events acquire their ‘greatness’—the echo of a newspaper.
Nietzsche

I accept God but I do not accept his world.
Ivan Karamazov

We live in an unredeemed world. But out of each human life that is unarbitrary and bound to the world, a seed of redemption falls into the world, and the harvest is God’s.
Martin Buber