Religion. A very volatile subject – not one I would normally tackle.
But yet, I have spent the last 30 years searching for God. I joined a total of seven different churches and became involved in each one until something began to disconnect.
Always, I was turned off – the church seemed too much like a country club, the members were unable to accept wonton divorcees like me, or I realized their theology didn’t follow scripture.
I found God the old fashioned way – in the Catholic Church. Now, I know some of you will take issue with my decision, and my Baptist grandmother is trying to pray me out of hell, but my Presbyterian Daddy has blessed my decision. I am at peace.
Today, I read a touching report of an interview between some Brazilian intellectual and the Dalai Lama.
It touched my heart since I have been searching for a closer relationship with God and stumbled across it quite by surprise.
The intellectual asked the Dalai Lama which religion is best, thinking he would respond with some Buddhist or Eastern philosophy. He didn’t.
He responded that the best religion is the one that gets you closest to God – the one that makes you a better person – the one that makes you more compassionate, more sensible, more loving, more humanitarian, more responsible, more ethical.
We all find it in our own way, we just have faith that we will find it.