So, I wanted to take a second to talk to you about “Living your faith”….now, most people know (or by the picture above can guess) I am a Christian Cleric.
I LIVE my faith daily. By “living” it I mean I pray, say prayers for others, help where I can, lend the needed ear, or shoulder, or counsel, and do everything I can to help my fellow man. (as is directed by my Master in Mark 12:29-31…”“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”)
Now then, I know not everyone is of the same Faith as myself…that much is OBVIOUS..but what I wanted to say is this: It does not matter WHICH faith you follow…which God you pray to….which deity you bow before, those commandments given by my Master are UNIVERSAL. To love another person as if they were the very essence of The Divine…which, as any theologian will tell you, THEY ARE.
Putting aside religious rhetoric, and dogma, for a minute…is it SO BAD to want peace?? So bad to want everyone to actually PULL together instead of tearing asunder?? IT CAN HAPPEN…if everyone respected another person enough to say “well, that is their faith and it is good in their eyes”….
I see clerics preaching hatred from the pulpit, and narrowminded people using those words to justify the evil they do to one another.
I see men of little minds ignoring the most BASIC of teachings from God…TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER. I have many friends…Islamic, Hebrew, Pagan, Christian, “OTHER”…and I respect each and every one of their faiths…why?…because it is THEIR faith! It may not be mine, or agree with everything I am….but I understand that it is THEY who have to stand before their maker sometime in the future, and who is to say MINE is right or not?? NO ONE KNOWS FOR CERTAIN…so…live YOUR faith, and follow YOUR heart…let them worry about theirs…
This is just my take on it….