For many years I have been dreaming of a house.
And sometimes it was divided,
And sometimes it was whole.
And when it was divided there were two houses side-by-side,
The House of the Christians
And the House of the Jews
And a voice explained that this was about
“Bringing the two dogs together.”
Which is to say,
The two dogmas.
For many years I have been dreaming of a house,
But I would not let the Muslims in.
Then one night I heard a voice in a dream command:
“Widen the Gate”
And I saw a room,
And in the room there were Christians and there were Jews,
And there were the followers of Allah sitting side-by-side.
For many years I have been dreaming of a house
But God wants more from us than sleep
No matter how filled with beauty and wisdom
No matter how filled with spiritual light
For every dream there is a purpose
And a reckoning
And a season
Occasionally when I'm dreaming
A voice in my head predicts the future…
“Some day all colors, peoples, races and religions will merge together. For no matter how immutable
or permanent a thing appears, everything is but a stage in the never-ending process of change. And
one day, when the stage of oneness and unity has been established, it will be followed by a stage of
breaking apart, because unity is also a stage. Who knows from where the seeds of that breaking apart
will come…The stars perhaps?”
Some may think me a betrayer of my people for speaking thus
But my dream is not of a world without diversity
It is of a world where diversity exists in the context of a larger whole
Like the bee hives in the wooden shack
Look around and you will see that the world of which I speak and dream is already manifesting
I myself am a Jewish-Pagan-Suffi -Taoist who cultivates a strong relationship with Jesus
To embrace the one is not to reject the many
It is to recognize a deeper level.