There's a lovely Hasidic story of a rabbi who always told his people that if they studied the Torah, it would put Scripture on their hearts. One of them aksed, "Why ON our hearts, and not IN them?" The rabbi answered, "Only God can put Scripture inside. But reading the sacred text can put it on your hearts, and then when your hearts break, the holy words will fall inside."
from Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
by Anne Lamott