Tuesday, March 22, 2011
All worship was to him sacred, since he believed that in its most degraded forms, among the most ignorant and foolish of worshippers, there has yet been some true seeking after the Divine, and that between these and the most glorious ritual or the highest philosophic certainty, there lies so small a space that we may believe the Saints in Paradise regard it with a smile.Faith is a journey - more it is one that is started from a huge variety of locations. In point of fact, it is started from a unique location for every individual that undertakes it.
Think about that for a minute. If I living in California, want to travel to St' Louis, MO - along the way I might see Las Vegas, Amarillo, TX, Carlsbad Caverns, etc. But you, coming from New York to the same destination would see Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Chicago, and so on. Our journeys would have o similarities whatsoever save for the destination.
Now consider this - our faith destination cannot be reached until after our life on this earth is ended.
How do you know someone else is not on the same journey?
Is our response to this to remove all definitions from our churches? Of course not, but it is to employ those definitions with humility and to seek humility on all things. And humility begins by understanding that your journey is different from mine.