What is the point of this exercise called ‘life’? Why believe in something larger than yourself? Why act with kindness and compassion to others? Why try to see and appreciate a viewpoint different from your own? Is it to achieve some smug satisfaction? To gain some vague ‘reward’ after death?
After a ‘Unity Day’ spent observing and participating with people from just about every place on the faith continuum, I have a surprising (to me) reaction to my previous questions.
I don’t care. If you can find a way to care for your fellow man, to behave with kindness and compassion, to see others as an end in themselves, and not as a means to your own ends: I don’t care why. In putting aside differences in Theology, Mythology, and Practice, and focusing solely on kindness and respect, I saw miracles happen.
I think I caught a glimpse–however faint–of the Kingdom of God.
But you can call it anything you’d like.