It went something like this
I had a vision, I was walking
down a winding path. Then it started getting dark and I felt scared, then
I noticed a light ahead
and I started running towards it, but it always seemed just out of my reach.
I got frustrated and tired, I lay down, fell asleep and dreamed.
In my vision dreams, I opened
my eyes and saw a path to a great circle of light.
I walked towards it ,no longer afraid of the darkness.
Once there within the light
I looked around and I could see that many paths ended at this circle,
besides the one I just had just used. Standing in the light,
I noticed that each path had a sign over it.
Curious I decided to see
what the signs said, but from inside the light where I stood, all the signs
so I had go back out of the light to read them... the sign for the path I had been on said,
" Welcome Home, You Have Found ME ". Which I had not noticed going in.
I decided walk around the
circle of light, to read some others.
Some of them where in languages I didn't understand,
While others, I could read and here's what a few of them said
" Welcome back, You have
found the SOURCE."
" Welcome My child you have found GOD."
" Welcome traveler, you have found the GREAT SPIRIT."
" Blessed be, you have found the GODDESS "
There were many many names used, more than I could easily count,
but I realized, all the signs really said the same thing.
" Welcome Home, you have
Blessings on the unknown hand who wrote this
I have had many other signs
since then and know that anyone of honest Faith, is my brother
no matter what Faith they hold. If they walk the way of light paths, that's close enough for me.
Yet the question of whose
religion is best, or worse whose is right
is still of major importance to many people. This story illustrates wonderfully
that the whole idea of any Faith being right and another wrong is a fallacy.
Faith in the Divine is Faith
in the Divine.. only we humans make an issue of what name we call on, or
we use to do it. The time for tolerance and freedom is now.