By Br. Bjorn, OES
Many of us have heard, seen and felt the effects of the misuse of holy texts as an excuse for hatred, injustice, war, violence and exclusion. It is my belief that this phenomenon occurs because humans project their personal likes, dislikes, fears and desires onto their image of God, and in order to make this twisted image fit, the teachings of many holy texts must also be twisted to reflect the God that a given person wishes to see.
Reflections from the monks and nuns of OES.