answering the questions I gave to our Roots class to discuss:
human beings are manifestations of Spirit, co-creating our reality as we evolve with our universe
God is a metaphor for our evolving consciousness, of which all things are part
conflict and war are inevitable, and they are opportunities for deeper understandings
when people die they return to the source; and they live on in peoples' memories
love is a word almost as misunderstood as "god"--unsentimental love is the foundation of the universe
Jesus is dead/misunderstood; he was a mystic teacher, who lived as close to a selfless life as we've recorded
prayer is a communion with Spirit, which probably doesn't change the world, but certainly changes me as I do it.