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“One may never have heard the sacred word ‘Christ,’ but be closer to God than a priest or nun.” ~ Thomas Aquinas
Rev Dr Durrell Watkins
In the Christian tradition, we tend to imagine Jesus as demonstrating the anointed qualities of an ideal person. For Christians, Jesus is an image of enlightenment, of a life lived awakened to the God-presence within, a human soul allowing the light of divine Life to shine through it. However, just because Jesus is the name and image we use to point toward enlightened consciousness doesn’t mean that we need to be exclusive or arrogant about our faith symbol. Jesus can be very important to us without our needing to devalue anyone else’s faith vocabulary or experience. Jesus may be for “us” the word of God, but let us never be so narrow as to insist that he is God’s only word.
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Spirituality is both a personal and a shared experience; it is private and communal. The old religious dogmas, hierarchies, creeds, and antiquated vocabularies are increasingly irrelevant to 21st century seekers of truth; but the shared spiritual journey still has value.
Can we move beyond the irrelevance of outmoded religion and still form spiritual communities, embrace life enhancing rituals, enjoy sacred stories, and ask honest questions that may not have preapproved answers? One liberal minister thinks that such spiritual communities are possible and needed and he has devoted his life to creating such communities.
A humanistic spirituality can still embrace mystery and wonder, hope and peace, possibilities and wisdom, and as we offer such spirituality, a new generation may discover that houses of worship can still have meaning.
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