Splints for the Soul


I love the Bible and can’t imagine my life without it. Its truths are splints for my soul. God talks to me through it and I wouldn’t relish a life without hearing his voice.

A rabbi told his students that if they studied the Torah it would put Scripture on their hearts. One of his students asked him why he said on their hearts instead of in them. “Only God can put Scripture inside,” he answered. “Reading it can put the Word on your hearts, then when your hearts break, the holy words will fall inside.”

I’ve had more of his words “fall inside” me since my heart has been broken.

– Originally published in The Other End of the Dark: A Memoir About Divorce, Cancer, and Things God Does Anyway (the profits of which go to Freedom House).

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