driving on I-465 around the city of Indianapolis two years
ago, I came upon a car with the license plate GOD IS. I
thought to myself "that driver isn't afraid to proclaim
his faith in a bold manner!"
faith has always been a very personal thing to me, and within
the Episcopal Church I have felt free to question, explore,
and think for myself. In our present day society where division
and intolerance for the views and opinions of others is
rampant, I feel it is extremely important to respect and
allow for individual differences. God didn't say, "Love
they neighbor as thyself, but only if he is the same as
How would I distill my statement of faith on a license plate?
I AM, because over the years I have come to believe that
there is a spark of the divine within each one of us, and
we are put on this earth for a purpose. I think God intended
us to search for the divine within all those we come in
contact with, and it's only through caring and compassion
for others that we can ever hope to fulfill that purpose.
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