We live in a prodigal culture that has not only forgotten its roots, but has squandered its spiritual, intellectual, and cultural capital. It appears hell bent on the deliberate obliteration of actual remembrance of our past, and of every suggestion of value in our heritage. Ps. 88:12 asks, rhetorically, “Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness, and Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?”
In that awe-struck moment, he is overcome with his comparative insignificance to the mountain; but then is struck with the overwhelming sense of his insignificance in relation to God.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children…
“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.” -G.K. Chesterton