I'm slowly learning to be content with not fitting into a rigid box of beliefs. To be able to ask tough questions and say "I don't know" has been both scary and freeing. It is a beautiful thing that each one of us can have different ideas, values, convictions while still loving and learning from one another. Everyday we have a new opportunity to better love ourselves, our neighbors, the Earth, and God, therefore living into the kind of world we wish it to be.
Below are some writings that I've been sitting with in the midst of our current political context along with the deconstruction and reconstruction of my own faith. These writers encourage me to keep seeking and that goodness is all around us, if only we look.
“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
-Barbara Kingsolver Animal Dreams
"We all flow from one fountain Soul. All are expressions of one Love. God does not appear, and flow out, only from narrow chinks and round bored wells here and there in favored races and places, but He flows in grand undivided currents, shoreless and boundless over creeds and forms and all kinds of civilizations and peoples and beasts, saturating all and fountainizing all." -John Muir
"Beloved, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." -1 John 4:7
"Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, 'you owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that! It lights up the whole sky." -Hafiz