I know that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. I know that if I don’t eat, I don’t gain weight. I know that I am retired and am enjoying my retirement years. But I don’t know what lies behind death. I don’t know whether god exists or not. That’s why when I talk about the life after death and god, I used the word ‘believe’.
I used the word ‘believe’ when I don’t know. This understanding, ‘I believe = I don’t know’, helps me to say,
I can not say my god is the right god, and other’s god is a wrong god. I wish those people who believe in other gods well as I wish myself well.
I believe in god whose love for me is total and unconditional, and this faith gives me the freedom and inner peace to march on with life with gratitude.
My mother believed the literal heaven where she would join her loved ones after her death. This faith gave her the power to survive through the trials and tribulations in her life.
Those who believe in themselves can do miracles out of their lives like Olympians. Those who believe in God find meaning in their lives especially when they walk through the dark tunnel of trials and tribulations.
So friends, let us wish each other well instead of bickering or condemning other’s faith.