But religion is a vehicle. A tradition. Hopefully, it's a gathering of like minded spiritual people and an avenue to practice my spirituality. Ultimately, I believe that I have faith in the same God as all God-believing people. That God is Love.
Tonight I will receive my ashes and for the next 40 days I will follow traditional Lenten customs. It's a way to honor what I believe --- life is way beyond our comprehension. We are spiritual beings, having a human experience.
“All religions lead to the same God, and all deserve the same respect. Anyone who chooses a religion is also choosing a collective way for worshipping and sharing the mysteries. Nevertheless, that person is the only one responsible for his or her actions along the way and has no right to shift responsibility for any personal decisions on to that religion.” - Paulo Coehlo