Thought For The Day – Monday 22nd January 2024
World Religion Day
Is there anything beyond this world and this life? Is there an existence beyond death? Is this life merely the first floor of a greater spiritual building? How should we treat people and nature in the world? Why does creation and the universe exist at all? Who, or what, created the universe and the world? What is the meaning and purpose of life? What is our why?
Faiths and religions give responses to these questions, providing communities of care and compassion, based around an Ultimate Reality.
Sunday 21st January was World Religion Day. This promotes harmony, understanding, love and peace between religions, encouraging people to learn about other faiths and their followers.
We remember those good and humble people of all faiths, locally, nationally and internationally who love, have loved, care, and cared for, others. We remember the unsung heroes.
We remember “The Golden Rule”, common to people of all faiths, no faith and those who say we cannot know either way: “Treat others as you wish to be treated yourself”.
Love of neighbour equally.
“Mission: Joy”: Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama meets Archbishop Desmond Tutu, before Archbishop Tutu passed away in 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnad7ejKOXU
Professor Brian Cox: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07br0zk
A tribute to inspirational Feminist and Moral Theologian Professor Ann Loades C.B.E., who passed away in 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2rLZct2oRw