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Part of the Puzzle

In her book, Speaking of Faith, Krista Tippets relates the following old Jewish legend: Sometime early in the life of the world, something happened to shatter the light of the universe into countless pieces. They lodged as sparks inside every part of the creation. The highest human calling is to look for this original light from where we sit, to point to it and gather it up and in so doing to repair the world.

The Hindu greeting “Namaste”—said with a bow and loosely translated as “the divine in me recognizes the divine in you” offers the same message. I love the notion that each of us is part of the puzzle—an essential part.

Gathering light and truth from every source—recognizing that we’re inter-connected with each other and all creation—rather than finding one truth and converting everyone else to it, may be the key to ushering in a millennial peace to the world.

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