From the Book of Psalms: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
Is there a soul among us that would doubt this truth? And yet, all my life, I’ve had questions about the Bible. I’ve encountered many contradictions; and these fueled contrary views on evolution. There came a point though, when it all became clear to me. As I see it, there are many gems of wisdom in the Bible, and indeed most religious text; but they are scattered like shells along the seashore. As I view them I find some to be no more significant to me than a grain of sand on the beach. But ever so often one catches my eye. Something about it touches me, resonates with me. I pick it up and make it my own. Such has been my spiritual journey in this lifetime, with all religious and spiritual text, taking what I can use, and leaving the rest, with the understanding that what I leave behind is still there for a reason, there for someone.
I believe the Great Soul saw fit to sprinkle ITs spiritual wealth among all of its creations, that wealth becoming evident only to those who have prepared themselves to receive it. But I can never know how the Light of God will strike the eye of another, nor how another’s mind will perceive it. Hence, I never question the spiritual view of another, nor cease in my own yearning for greater spiritual understanding.