My brother Tim and I have been exchanging responses to the recent NYT piece by the Dalai Lama, Many Faiths, One Truth. I guess in some ways, given the background of Christian certainty we came from, any discussion at all is a giant leap forward, since discussion necessarily includes a possibility of interpretation. Actually, the majority of us who still believe in God in our family made that leap a long time ago.
A writer friend, Crescent Dragonwagon, posted this quote today on her Facebook -- James Wood in the 5.17 New Yorker, on Alexis de Tocqueville: "The hospitality of explanation is more interesting than the solitude of dismissal."
May our religious lives around the world be characterized by such hospitality.
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