It’s that time of year when I turn into a big kid . My 2 daughters call me Clark Griswald from the movie Christmas Vacation. I love to decorate for the Holidays and I get the most joy watching my Grand kids open their presents.
I just got through reading an essay from Bishop John Shelby Spong who says, “It is time to recognize that religious truth, like all truth, can only emerge out of human experience. Once that is understood, then religious people will recognize that their exclusive claims to possess some external, divine revelation is nothing but a part of our human security system. These claims also create the mentality that fuels that religious imperialism that, even in the 21st century, underlies human conflict.
The only way for the Christmas yearning for peace on earth to be achieved is for every religious system to face its human origins, and to recognize that all worshipers are nothing but human seekers walking into the mystery and wonder of the God, who is beyond anything that human minds can finally imagine. That would represent a gigantic step both into a new sensitivity and away from the negativity that religion perpetually pumps into the human bloodstream. In our observances of Hanukkah and Christmas this year, that could well be our most important learning.”
Wishing you all Peace !