My Dear Children (and believe me, that's all of you),
I consider myself to be pretty patient. I mean, look
at the Grand Canyon. It took millions of years to get
it right. And how about evolution? Boy, nothing is
slower than designing that whole Darwinian thing to
take place, cell by cell and gene by gene. I've even
been patient through your fashions, civilizations,
wars and schemes, and the countless ways you take Me
for granted until you get yourselves into big trouble
again and again.
But today, I want to let you know about some things
that are starting to tick Me off.
First of all, your religious rivalries are driving Me
up a wall. Enough already! Let's get one thing
straight These are your religions, not Mine. I'm the
Whole Enchilada; I'm beyond them all. Every one of
your religions claims there's only one of Me. But in
the very next breath, each religion claims it's My
favorite one. And each claims I wrote its Bible
personally, and all the other Bibles are man-made. Oh
Me, how do I even begin to put a stop to such
Okay, listen up now I'm your Father and Mother, and I
don't play favorites among My Children. Also, I hate
to break it to you, but I didn't write that stuff.
I've always been more of a "doer" anyway. So all your
books, including the Bibles, were written by men and
women. They were inspired, remarkable people, but they
also made mistakes here and there. I made sure of
that, so that you would never trust a written word
more than your own living Heart.
You see, one Human Being to me-even a bum on the
street-is worth more than all the holy books in the
world. That's just the kind of Guy I Am. My Spirit is
not a historical thing, It's alive right here, right
now, as fresh as your next breath. Holy books and
religious rites are sacred and powerful, but not more
so than the least of You. They were only meant to
steer you in the right direction, not to keep you
arguing with each other, and certainly not to keep you
from trusting your own personal connection with Me.
Which brings Me to My next point about your nonsense
You act like I need you and your religions to stick up
for Me or "win souls" for My Sake. Please, don't do Me
any favors. I can stand quite well on my own, thank
you. I don't need you to defend Me, and I don't need
constant credit. I just want you to be good to each
The thing is, I want you to stop thinking of religion
as some sort of loyalty pledge to Me. The true purpose
of your religions is so that you can become more aware
of Me, not the other way around. Believe Me, I know
you already. I know what's in each of your hearts, and
I love you with no strings attached. Lighten up and
enjoy Me. That's what religion is best for.
What you seem to forget is how mysterious I Am. You
look at petty little differences in your scriptures
and say, "Well, if this is the Truth, then that can't
be!" But instead of trying to figure out My Paradoxes
and Unfathomable Nature-which, by the way, you never
will-why not open your hearts to the simple common
threads in every religion? You know exactly what I'm
a. Love and respect everyone.
b. Be kind. Even when life is scary or confusing,
take courage, be of good cheer, I Am always with you.
c. Learn how to be quiet, so you can hear My Still,
Small Voice (I don't like to shout).
d. Leave the world a better place - live your life
with dignity and grace.
e. Hold back nothing from life - the parts of you that
can die will surely die, and the parts that can't,
f. So don't worry, be happy Simple stuff. Why do you
keep making it so complicated? It's like you're always
looking for an excuse to be upset. And I'm very tired
of being your main excuse. Do you think I care whether
you call me Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah, Wakan Tanka,
Brahma, Father, Mother, or even The Void or Nirvana?
Do you think I care which of My Special Children you
feel closest to - Moses, Jesus, Mary, Buddha, Krishna,
Mohammed or any of the others?
You can call Me and My Special Ones any name you
choose, if only you would go about My business of
loving one another as I love you. How can you keep
neglecting something so simple?
I'm not telling you to abandon your religions. Enjoy
your religions, honor them, and learn from them, just
as you should enjoy, honor, and learn from your
parents. But do you walk around telling everyone that
your parents are better than theirs? Your religion,
like your parents, may always have the most special
place in your heart; I don't mind that at all. And I
don't want you to combine all the Great Traditions
into One Big Mess. Each religion is unique for a
reason. Each has a unique style so that people can
find the best path for himself or herself.
But My Special Children - the ones your religions
revolve around - all live in the same place (My Heart)
and they get along perfectly, I assure you. The clergy
must stop creating a myth of sibling rivalry where
there is none.
My Blessed Children of Earth, the world has grown too
small for your pervasive religious bigotry and
confusion. Air travel, satellite dishes, telephones,
fax machines, rock concerts, diseases, and mutual
needs and concerns connect the whole planet. Get with
the program! If you really want to help Me celebrate
life, commit yourselves to figuring out how to feed
your hungry, clothe your naked, protect your abused,
and shelter your poor. And just as importantly, make
your own everyday life a shining example of kindness
and good humor. I've given you all the resources you
need, if only you would abandon your fear of each
other and begin living, loving, and laughing together.
Finally, I'm not really ticked off, I just wanted to
grab your attention because I don't like to see you
suffer. But I gave you Free Will, so what can I do now
other than to try to influence you through reason,
persuasion, and a little old-fashioned guilt and
manipulation? After all, I Am the original Jewish
Mother. I just want you to be happy. I really Am,
indeed, with you always. Always. Trust In Me.
Your One and Only,
You Know Who