Stick with me on this gift. I tried to sell it to you before. Of late I have been wondering about my religious beliefs. I believe in God, but not in a conventional way. I believe the Quaker conviction that there is a little God in each of us. I mean, we are all made in God’s image, right? I believe God is Love. God is Good. When I go out and see some kindness from one person to another, that’s when I see the face of God.
My gift is to include my friend George (to-the-North) as I wonder and think about my spiritual journey. We sit in a booth at the Maine Diner this morning of friendship to listen and talk. I wonder if being a “Meatloaf” Christian is enough to be a church member in good standing. (We all remember that Meatloaf song that two out of three ain’t bad.)
I believe in God. I believe the goodness within me is the stirring of the Holy Spirit. Here’s the rub. I think of Jesus as a prophet. Son of God? I need to explore that idea more as I continue on my faith journey. Over eggs and home fries, I have a friend like George who doesn’t judge. He is a safe place where I can wonder all I want. So you tell me, is it a gift to include a friend to ponder the questions of the universe?