Many people call while I am doing my radio shows to ask me about different religions. I always tell them this story:
When I mentioned Buddha during a lecture at a Catholic church, a couple of people stood up and said that I must not be a true Christian if I talked about Buddhism. Yet our religion is the only one that states “Judge Not, Lest Ye May Also Be Judged.” When in India, I often mentioned Jesus and all the Buddhists were happy and applauded.
The way I look at it is this: We know that there is a God because this universe could not function or have even come into being without an intelligent force and guiding hand. We also have proof that a man named Jesus walked the earth. The stories and facts about him make it impossible not to believe. Yet, if you go into any bookstore or library you will find hundreds of books about religion. Quite often, five hundred pages where the author explains every fact of the Bible (his interpretation, of course).
I tell you this: You know there is a God and you know there is Jesus. The Ten Commandments, spoken about by Jesus and Moses, tell us to live good lives. They do not ask us to do anything bad. Do you disagree with the commandment, “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You?” or, “Do Not Covet Your Neighbor’s Wife?” Of course not! The Ten Commandments are a structure for our life and keeping them will only bring happiness.
So I say this to you: As you go through life, bask in the warmth of God’s love. Rejoice in the teachings of Jesus. This is all that you need. Relax, enjoy your life and don’t worry about the many books that explain religion. With all the strain and stress in this life, why don’t we just wait until we get into Heaven, then ask the big boss all the questions. And remember, even the most brilliant scientists cannot grasp the enormous intelligence that it took to create a simple ant, let alone this complex universe.
Love & Light, Sir Jason Winters K.G.S.J.