Life without integrity
is like loosely hanging threads,
easily fraying from the main cloth,
while in acts of piety we learn to understand that
every instant is like a thread
raveling out of eternity to form a delicate tassel.
We must not cast off the threads
but weave them into the design of an eternal fabric.

Each day points to eternity;
the fate of all time depends upon a single moment.

[adapted from the work of Abraham Joshua Heschel in Mishkan T'Filah]