I came across a Youtube video today that left a pretty powerful impression on me. In it, a Jewish man (Rabbi Rami Shapiro), a Christian and a man whose spiritual background I was unable to discern each participate in a talk about the nature of humanness and consciousness, and how those things relate to the Divine.
My favorite quote occured after the Christian participant asked how we can know what we humans truly are. A member of the group offered this response:
“Why don’t we start with something for which we have no doubt and base our inquiry on that… That’s what I start with… [Let’s start with] the sense of being present and alive and knowing it– that is a spark of the Divine.”
I think this answer is a wonderful place to start, particularly when it comes to interfaith discussion. I believe we start with our humanness, and that an exploration of that humanness can lead us to a common sense of divine indwelling. I’m just sharing the video here for those of you who may be interested. Enjoy!