My personal cosmology is that the world runs on compassion, tender loving kindness and true altruistic behavior. Buddhists would call this “Universal Goodness.” This is why we hold the door for others, often strangers, and the thousand acts of human kindness that happen every day. We live in a world where healthy living and the path to wholeness should be seen as the norm. It is not often recognized as the life really should be lived. All paths lead to the beach, where we can wash our hands and feet in the river of compassionate loving kindness.
However, there are religious institutions who mistake the path to the beach as the beach itself. Whipped into a fervor of Jesus as personal savior, the guy in the know, who helps find our lost things and knows the reasons for our living, what can we do after the revival meeting, the evangelical crusade have all gone and people are adrift on a mistaken notion that Life in Christ is the search for some eternal spiritual high. Instead, we need to teach each that firstly, a life in Christ begins with the simple act of loving your neighbor. Loving your neighbor means letting go of what you thought your neighbor was supposed to be, that this life in Christ has to come from inside of us as much as from the outside, that we come to church and come together to share this life with each other as well as to bring others to the source of our compassionate understanding.
Perhaps I can explain it better.