A friend sent me a wonderful commentary on the holiday season the other day, which basically said, I don’t care what religion you are, or I am, if you extend to me a holiday greeting, I will wish you one back; that expressing love is the important thing, not what we call ourselves. I could not agree more. No group of human beings has a monopoly on God or an “inside track” to the Divine.
I was raised as a Catholic, left the church in my 20’s and spent a number of years, first rejecting the idea of God altogether, and then searching for a concept of God that was unifying not dividing, accepting not critical, uplifting not condemning, available to everyone not exclusive.
It was a long road for me….from my head to my heart.
“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.” Gilbert K. Chesterton