Hello NM Interfaith Dialogue participants. Great news! We will be having our monthly NMID Zoom call on December 17th, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Gideon Tsang, author of the article, “Christmas Trees, Belonging, and Baptism”, from the book Oneing, Unity and Diversity.
A tree gives glory to God by being a tree. For in being what God means it to be it is obeying Him. It “consents,” so to speak, to His creative love. —Thomas Merton
Baptism reminds us that our worthiness isn’t based on our decorations. It has nothing to do with the way we look or don’t look, what we can or can’t do, our successes or failures, even our talents or inabilities. We are reminded that we are known and loved in our diverse quirks and eccentricities.
If we are unable to accept the differences within ourselves, how are we able to truly accept the differences in others? What if the real challenge of diversity comes in being able to receive love in the parts of ourselves that are embarrassingly different?
Here is a link to the article on NM Interfaith website: GideonXmasTreeArticle0001
If you plan to join this dialogue Zoom call, please register at NMInterfaithDialogue@gmail.com . Please send by December 15th, your name & contact information in which you will be accessing the Zoom link. The link will be sent to you on December 17th in the morning, the day of the Zoom call.