There is such beauty in the teachings of all religions, but all who espouse the teachings do not necessarily follow them. It is possislbe to let go of the need to believe that "my way is the only true way," and open up to and see the beauty and the truth in all the teachings of all paths.
In Buddhism it is said, "Do not decry other sects, do not deprecate others, but rathter honor whatever in them is worthy of honor." Also succinctly expressed in Hinduism is, "In varying ways the sages have described the same unvarying and essential truths; there is no real conflict between [sic] them all."
Finally in the Sufi tradition of Islam we find, "Allow us to recognize Thee in all Thy holy names and forms: as Rama, as Krishna, as Shiva, as Buddha. Let us know Thee as Abraham, as Solomon, as Zarathustra, as Moses, as Jesus, as Mohammed, and in many other names and forms, known and unknown to the world."
Let us open to the beauty of these teachings, let us open to the pure hearts that may just happen to worship differently. We are all ONE.
Acceptance is the way forward. May we all learn to put aside all differences and focus only on the common ground. In acceptance we will find the amazing truth that we have so, so much more in common than we have differences.
From the Catholic mystical tradition: "True spirituality intuits and honors the common ground of all Being." Frank X. Tuoti
BEHOLD THE LIGHT IN EVERYONE!
(I behold the Divine Presence as you)