I think about that sometimes… about faith and what it means to different people… there is a lot of judgment sometimes in the religious connotation of the word.
How can Dovid be a formerly frum Jew and be willing to live for an extended time in a small space with a shiksa woman (non-Jew for those not familiar with the vernacular).
How can I as a Christian woman cohabitate with a man I am not married to for a long period of time? And then there is the issue of us being Jew and Christian in the parts of the world where both are considered bitter enemies of the people.
This trip is about reconciling differences and meeting people where they are and hopefully bridging the gap in a way that only individuals outside of politics can do.
That is why this blog is so important. Because it starts the discussion ahead of time. Creates the safe waters and calm winds that will give us smooth sailing in otherwise possibly troubled waters.
Thanks for reading!
I would love to hear in the comments your thoughts about the word “faith” and all it’s different manifestations and variations. What does faith mean to you? How do you express it? How do you deal peacefully with people whose faith is different than yours? Let us know. ^_^