We get trapped into thinking that words like Church, Temple, Mosque, Shrine, and all other words mean more than they do.
When we think
“Temple” is great,
“Mosque” is Bad,
that “Shrine” is evil,
“Church” is not right…
then we too are part of the dilemma,
we judge everything instead of experiencing what people do with their faith.
When the great Cosmos becomes My God, Your God, This and That… we take ownership and bicker about words… instead of seeing the good that comes from community.
Time for the world to grow… learning to have more compassion… letting go of words.
Dr. Paul Haider