I was the child of an interdenominational marriage having a Mormon father and a
Catholic mother. That seems like small stuff now as I follow news headlines in a
world where people sometimes kill other people in the name of religion. When
theological differences become an impediment to realizing our common humanity,
they do more harm than good.Jesus taught that the greatest
commandment was to love the Lord and the second greatest was to love our
neighbors as ourselves. That’s the starting place that can give us the
will to look beyond our differences.
This kind of interfaith dialogue is so healthy and invigorating - and badly
needed. When the non-Christian world looks at all the bickering and infighting
amongst the various Christian faiths, it's no wonder that they want nothing
to do with any of us. I hope and pray that more open and honest discussions like
this will occur elsewhere, so that we all can learn and appreciated the
similarities and differences between us, and grow closer as a result.