A New Age Poem by
What if our religion was each other?
If our practice was our life?
If prayer was our words?
What if the Temple was the Earth?
If forests were our church?
If holy water--the rivers, lakes and oceans?
What if meditation was our relationships?
If the Teacher was life?
If wisdom was self knowledge?
If love was the center of our being
By Ganga White
After examining the ideas in Ganga's poem, I have a few What-If questions to ask:.
What if Love is not expressed by tolerance?
If instead of tolerating it when a child walks a dark and dangerous road,
What if Love shines Light on the path which leads that child to safety?
What if our words become prayers based on God's word, offered to Him who alone can make a Difference that mere man cannot?
What if our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit, and He sheds abroad His great love in our hearts To be poured out to others, a love which is impossible in our human frailty?
Holy water? Where is that? The rivers, lakes and oceans are polluted. They shall be renewed at the return of the Lord who will make a new heaven and a earth.
What if the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, not self-knowledge, for His words says the heart of man is deceitful and wicked.
What if we ask Jesus into our hearts to renew us, fill us with Himself, His righteousness, His Peace, His joy, and it overflows to bless others around us?
What if His Way is the only path to abundant life?
What if we don't find it?