Without Buddha….

“I’m reading Paul Knitter’s Without Buddha I Could Not Be Christian,” I said to Wrestler #1.  “I might be Buddhist.”

“Oh, you are,” he said.  He’s an atheist Buddhist.  [tweetthis]If I’m a Buddhist, I’m a very Catholic Buddhist. Knitter is a Catholic theologian with a Buddhist wife. [/tweetthis]

A few weeks ago, I attended a vigil for peace at the Blue Lotus Temple in a neighboring town. I left filled with peace and hope.  Read more about the event here.

Blue Lotus Temple was once a Puritan church with very Catholic stained glass windows.  Buddha teaches a way of being that encourages love of self, or others, and even of enemies.  On Wrestler #1’s birthday, we. talked a bit about prayer.  I rarely pray for things or for people, unless someone asks me to pray for them.  Usually, I pray for understanding, for strength, for wisdom.  My most frequent prayer, is that I will love as Jesus loved, and that I will see lovability in the face of everyone I meet.

What is your prayer?