Making sense . . .

Making sense involves

sharing and exploring

the significance of perceptions,

a capacity to question our clarity or truthfulness

in the light of communications from others


renewed engagement with what’s in front of us…

[Making sense means]

to make mistakes and to deal satisfactorily with them;

even to

suspend judgment

at certain points


we are aware of not having the conceptual or linguistic equipment

to enable decisions.

Rowan Williams, The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language 

(With liberties taken on line spacing)

The Particular & the Universal

An important reason that Wiesel emerged as a respected moral voice is that he embodied the classic Jewish insistence that particularism and universalism are not opposites but complements:



in their own identity



to express

their common humanity

with others.

More, here.