“Kate Bowler writes in Everything Happens for a Reason/And Other Lies I’ve Loved, ‘There is a trite cruelty in the logic of the perfectly certain.’ That is true about virtually everything we think we know with certainty, particularly about what is greater than us.”

Vance Morgan in “Freelance Christianity” 190502, Patheos.com

Day Eight

Having made the world, having given it everything it needs to continue, having brought it to the point of overabundance and possibility of dynamism, God left it for us to finish.

God left it to us to be the mercy and the justice, the charity and the care, the righteousness and the commitment, all that it will take for people to bring the goodness of God to outweigh the rest.

—  Sr. Joan Chittister


Gautama Buddha:

“Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it…or because it is traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings — that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.”

From this alone, we can see why Buddhism doesn’t conflict with any legitimate religion.