The great Spiritual Teacher Thomas Merton once said “Our idea of God tells us more about ourselves than about Him.” This has profound implication when we recognize that every human being has divine DNA because we are all made in the image of God. So when another person has a negative and disturbed view of themselves, then the way they actually feel and actually perceive God is similar. Similarly, when there is such a negative view of God and self, then there can be no other image in which they view others. If our idea of God is violent, smiting and constantly shaming us then the way we engage others outside of our faith will not be any bit appealing. In the attempt of inter-faith dialogue, these people are often more detrimental to the cause of Christianity than beneficial. This is in part because they have little to no respect for their own spiritual DNA and cannot reciprocate it to others. read more »
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