TO WALK IN THE LIGHT
Jewish humor has it that a rabbi and a priest met at the town picnic and began their usual "kibitzing." "This baked ham is just delicious," the priest teased the rabbi. "You really should try some. I know it's against your religion, but I can't understand why such a wonderful thing should be forbidden. You
just don't know what you're missing. You haven't lived until you're tried Mrs. Kennedy's baked ham. Tell me, when are you going to break down and try a little ham?"
The rabbi looked at the priest, smiled and said, "At your wedding."
Truth is light...wherever it is found. Only one sun shines in the noonday sky. Likewise, the source of truth is one, in whatever religion it is found. "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark," said Plato. "The real tragedy of life is when [we] are afraid of the light." Afraid of the truth. And
afraid of one another.
At one time in history, the religions of the world feared each other. Later they tolerated one another. Still later, they began to work together. Someday, they may laugh together. When that day comes, we'll know what it is to walk in the light.
© 2001 Steve Goodier