One of the difference between being religious and being spiritual is that religious people feel an overwhelming urge to “check off the boxes”. In the business world, to “check off the boxes” is a well-known catch phrase for pointing out superficiality.
This is to say…we’ve taken an action, when the reality is the action resulted in no change. A little more than a waste of our time. Something we do when we’re not serious about being honest with ourselves and each other.
The current political administration of the United State is pushing and attempting to over-ride our own Governor’s for the sake of physically opening Churches. When digging deeper, it’s clear that the push to open church’s is not about freedom of religion. It’s about exerting power and catering to “their base”. It has nothing to do with God.
Those who are spiritually connected to the Source of Truth; the Universal Love – know without a doubt that a physical church building is not required to worship and practice faith. That looking on a cross, the star of David, or even a chalice does not make one closer to The Creator. The very first places of worship (Churches) were in people’s homes. The very homes we’ve been quarantined to.
When we stay home, we are loving our neighbor as ourselves. When we stay home, we are doing our part to respect science and protect our loved ones. When we stay home, people stay alive.
Bricks and buildings are not essential. God is essential. Justice is essential. Love is essential.
May it be so.
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