Human organizations are built with prejudices; the fewer the prejudices, the stronger the organization.
Marriages are built with prejudices; the fewer the prejudices, the stronger the marriage.
Prejudices become outdated and are oftentimes replaced with new prejudices or a different quality of material such as fear or courage. Depending on the elements used, the structure stands or falls.
The Tower of Babel was built with a prejudice for homogeny. Everyone was to speak the same language, look the same, and act the same. It fell. (Genesis 11)
The Temple of King Solomon was built with spiritual obedience and pride of power. It eventually fell. (II Chron. 3)
The religion of love was built by prophets and sages and the common people. It still stands. The religion of Love has been through rocky times, hell and high water. But it still stands. I see and feel love, not built with hands, but by what I call God.
Genesis 1:31 (ESV)
“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”
Tagged: build a life, build up a marriage, fallen man, why religion dies
I think anything built with out love must fail. Call it Karma, whatever. Love takes out fear, and dresses itself for the good intentions of all. Greed, lies, these traits have been the fall of man from the beginning. When we focus on truth, when we check our motives, when we can be honest with ourselves with quiet and truthful introspection, then we can move on, only then will we see the true face of God.
Thanks Richard, I like your “with quiet and truthful introspection.”