Can We Let Everyone Choose Their Own Beliefs?

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To live in a world where there are so many different ways of believing is such a blessing. Do we all have to believe in the same way to be connected? Nope! The beauty of belief is we have a choice. Every day we are given a choice to believe the day is beautiful or not. If it is raining and rain bugs you then you can choose to find the good in the rain or not. If you believe there is a God in a religious way that is your right. If your view is more expansive, that is your right as well. It’s truly an amazing facet of choice. It’s a freedom that we all love but are not always aware we love so much until someone tries to steal it by attempting to change the way we look at things. I find that hilarious in and of itself! Who can convince the entire world to believe the same way all of the time? I have an answer that reflects the best I can do. “No one can.”

What makes us unique as humanity is our diverse ways of thinking and believing. If we were all the same globally then the beauty of that diversity would be taken from us. Can we ever learn to accept our diversity? It’s hard to say since we are still finding it hard to accept our physical diversity let alone our spiritual diversity. Everyone has to be “the one” who knows it best, reflects it best, and sees it right. Why can’t we all be right for our own selves and let each one, or each group, just enjoy what they believe?

If we have to create anything, let’s create a love garden where God is amazingly diverse and gives us the choice to believe as we desire. I think this is practical and spiritual. No one is above or below anyone else. We are all equal in the eyes of the One who created us. I have to confess, I do have a little bit of frustration inside of me at the moment. When I listen to someone speak in the terms of “us and them” it really disturbs me. My idea is “let God be the truth” and go from there. We all see that truth through the eyes of our experience and desire. If it serves us, then let it be!

Maybe we can just love one another as Jesus loved and loves us. I think Jesus gave sound advice when he left the earthy world. Jesus has had an open love and one of acceptance and depth. It does not mean He loved everyone’s actions but it does mean He loved and loves, everyone. Let it be so. And so it is!

Loving you from here,

Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry

Come visit me at JenineMarie.com

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