You asked me what I believe.
I believe in a God that loves and takes and gives.
I believe in a Bible that has changed my life
And the lives of so many others that I know.
I believe in a savior that has molded me, guided me,
And transformed me into someone better as I grow.
But I also believe that religion has been misused
Over the ages to hate and take and hide
It all within a dogma that explains why
Pride, prejudice, & fear masquerading as virtues aren’t just lies.
And yet I believe there is truth.
I believe in the goodness of my faith
And that there is beauty in your faith too.
And while some might say that’s misguided,
That only one reality can be real.
I would say I can no longer see truth to be anything less;
That I see each of us someday finding rest
Within the love of a God that can transcend any one person’s understanding;
An existence that can overflow our boxed in senses and rigid boundaries to help us see
The truth that surrounds both you and me .
—Written by Sandy Heights