No more stress.
I have changed its name.
I have changed its name to “fear”.
And now when I feel it,
I simply say,
“What am I afraid of?”
Breaking a bone?
Breaking a rule?
Bruising a friendship?
Making a fool
Whatever I fear
If you try to contain me,
I will stretch you.
Just like God.
Bad religion says “Put God first.”
Good religion says “There’s no first!
We all live in God.”
Good religion makes souls bigger.
Bad religion shrinks them.
Good religion gives you only two commandments
(Love God and love your neighbor),
and lets you figure out the details.
Bad religion starts with ten,
and multiplies them into sub-commandments.
Bad religion says it’s THE ONLY WAY,
while good religion humbly considers
these words of Pope Francis:
“Many think differently,
or meeting God in different ways.
In this crowd,
in this range of religions,
there is only one certainty that we have for all:
we are all children of God.”