Powerful book

I am inspired by this book by Carter, A Baptist Preacher’s Buddhist Teacher. For me an interfaith journey solidifies my Catholic faith and Buddhist leaning. I want to now read Elaine Pagels’s book The Origin of Satan. I enjoyed her book The Gnostic Gospels many years ago and I know I will learn. I struggle with the world’s distractions from a truly peaceful message by getting caught up in vanity, gossip, and other things. As my priest said the other day, the miracle of Christ is that in that space we continue to grow all the while facing doubt, insecurity, bad decisions. Every day is a new day to practice nonviolence and love to ourselves and others. The main goal is to preach peace and give hope to the world that war is truly unnecessary. We as a global house can live as brothers and sisters with our diversity and differences creating unity instead of strife. The foundation of all religions is love. I also want to read Martin Luther King’s last book Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community. If we see each other outside our nation state constructs, we can see humanity in each other. I am only half way through, but I thought I would share with you my thoughts so far.

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