When we begin to broaden our experience of other places and people, we face the reality of religious differences. If we continue to reflect and open our hearts, what feels so different may not be as far from us as we thought. Images like light and water are common themes across faith traditions as we seek peace, provide for basic needs, and offer love and compassion for those suffering and oppressed. How can deeper reflection connect us to the wider human family and free us to explore possibilities for a better world?
This is the fifth week in the series, “Quest: Travel as a Spiritual Act.” Pastor Mary’s message is based on Isaiah 65: 17-25 and Revelation 21: 22-27. To read it, click here, and here for Rick Steves’ “The Challenge of Travel.” You might also want to check out Rick Steves’ “Encountering Suffering.”