Do you believe in God but shun religion?
Feel that faith strong and quiet will shine out from within?
Jai Shree Ram or Praise The Lord,
Or Allah Hu Akbar, to me there’s just one God.
I can use any name but they all mean the same,
For me there’s only Jesus, and I can call him by many names.
‘Cos I’m a Roaming Catholic, and I read the Bible,
Or attend a satsang for help on the days that I struggle.
For the temple is inside of us, if we can only see.
And it’s our attitude and behaviour that can spread kindness, hope or greed.
There’s one thing we all should remember and accept,
That we WILL pay the piper for every debt.
The light is the same and it shines on us all,
And mixing religion and politics is going to lead to our downfall.
* I use ‘satsang’ to mean a discourse on the Bhagavad-Gita.
I’m a Roman Catholic living in a multi-faith family and I often call myself a Roaming Catholic, because I borrow from all faiths when I see something good that helps me.
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