This is my Sunday Sermon. This is my Everyday Sermon. Ever since I was a child, old enough to realize that people separated themselves by and through religion, I have questioned and wondered why something that seemed so counter-productive was so consistently happening in our own country and around the world.
As a child I didn’t understand why humanity couldn’t accept others differences and see through to the similarities of the core truths in each of their religions. As a child and growing teen this frustrated me a great deal. As a result I pulled myself out of all “churches” and followed my own path of spirituality…one that rang true in my heart…one that focused on connection, not separation. I focused on the similarities that are common to religious faiths. I focused on the fact that I only saw and felt One God, One Source…and that this God was a kind and loving God.
I am forever grateful that my early path led me where I stand today. I stand firmly rooted in my belief that we are One People under One God. I stand true in my tolerance of other’s personal beliefs…and I pray that the core truths in each of them are what guides us all onward on our paths.
Compassion and The Golden Rule. Simple. It seems to me this fits nicely with Deepak’s recent request to the people of the world to take a Vow of Non-Violence. If we simply live compassionately (with Unconditional Love)…and live by The Golden Rule it seems to me we would be living heaven on earth!
I choose Compassion. I choose The Golden Rule. I choose to embrace my brothers and sisters across the planet and sing praises for our unity and understanding!
Peace, Love and Harmony! Debra
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