I struggle with how much of my faith to reveal in public. I realized last night that
a lot almost all my passion for justice and compassion truly stems from my Buddhist faith. And yet, I don’t like to talk about my faith, and I am realizing that that amounts to hiding my light under a bushel as far as communicating my passion for justice & compassion is concerned.
But even to write, in a public forum, that I am coming from a faith perspective, and what that faith is, feels like too much.
I don’t know how to feel comfortable with talking about my faith, and still let people know how strongly I feel about justice and compassion in the world.
I think about all the people whom I know might read this entry, and what they will think of it, and I am tempted not to publish it. I feel more daunted by the people I know, than all the strangers I don’t. But if I cannot talk about my passion without discussing my faith, then I must be comfortable discussing my faith. This cryptic, half-revealing, half-not blog entry is a first step, I suppose.
- Sunday Service: Compassion (lizbethsgarden.wordpress.com)