What can it mean to see God in interfaith dialogue? Look to Torah’s story of an ancient picnic under blue sky.
Imagine the greatest being. Then imagine a greater one. You don’t ever reach God, but you are drawn towards God. Each representation is a fragment, a part, a view…This modal theology can be tremendously helpful for inter-religious study and dialogue. But it can also be a barrier.
Religious communities can work together to safeguard the incredible work that we do in society. We offer philosophies of life; companionship; ethical education; psychological tools; food for the hungry; shelter for the homeless; resettlement of refugees; support for the sick; a window into hope; and respect for higher powers. Together we can reach for heavenly goals — as long as we remember that a simple, unified, conflict-free society exists only in our imagination.