The more we are
confident in knowing ourselves, the less leery we will be of knowing
others. Being at ease with knowing
yourself results in an at-ease disposition when getting to know
argumentativeness and the need to be right and to prove others wrong are only
evidences that a person really doesn't know as much as they would like to think
they do, and that they are fearful of being confused or even of being persuaded
to think more deeply or differently.
Fear of dialogue is fear of knowledge and an evidence of a lack of
I am so at home with my
love and acceptance of Jesus, the Christ.
The more I read the gospels, the more I fall in love with the Christ all
over again. Christ epitomizes to
me the very essence of God. And, I
want to be like Him. Sadly, the
more I see the beauty of the Christ, the more aware I become of the ugliness
that currently exists in Christianity.
Because I am at ease with Christ, I am open
and very comfortable talking to those of other religions. Not only do I love the Christ I see in
the gospels, I love the Christ I find in the Tao de Ching! I cherish the
wise and holy teachings of the Buddha, of Lao Tzu, of Krishna, and many
others. And, I cherish the Christ
I see in all of them! My love for
the Christ is not limited to mental geography or borders of spiritual
ownership. No religion can claim
ownership of truth. Christ will
not be, and cannot be, confined to Christianity. How can the creation own he Creator? We
cannot own the Christ or His truth.
Christ owns us... all of us.
And, He is the origin of all truth.
Quote of the Week
Where fear is present,
wisdom cannot be."