Sunday, June 21, 2009

I placed a bumper sticker on my van, right after 9/11/2001, which read "God Bless America." Surely, after this horrendous tragedy, Americans, more than ever, needed God's blessings. We needed God's guiding light. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the whole world seemed to be in darkness and in desperate need of God's light. But "God Bless the World" just didn't have the same ring to it. It seemed an awkward phrase. Yet the more I pondered it, the more I realized that there is not one patch of Earth - anywhere in the world - that is not in need of God's goodness and love. We all really need God's direction in our lives.
We have many religions, yet we all have the same Creator. Each of us is a child of the same Father in Heaven - even if we call Him by different names. It doesn't matter if we are Muslim, Christian or Jew, we are - like it or not - all brothers and sisters. If we can somehow open our hearts to the divine brotherhood of Man, we open up the possibility of a world where there will be more understanding and less prejudice, more justice and less intolerance, more peace and less war.

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