Why Bother?

If there is no evidence of it in the now
why bother to affirm it at all?
If it is only something in the past,
why bother to look for it now?
Why bother with
the wisdom of the Buddha,
the wisdom of Confucius,
the wisdom of the Tao,
the wisdom of the holy writings of Judaism,
the wisdom of the holy writings of Christianity,
the wisdom of the holy writings of Islam,
the wisdom of the Upanishads,
the wisdom of the Ancient Myths,
the wisdom of the Greek philosophers?
Can you hear the Buddha, Laotzu,
Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, the voices
of Hinduism, Aristotle, Plato? They are
calling us to join them in the mystery
of life, death and eternity.
Can you hear them call for integrity,
morality, ethics, courage, sacrifice,
participatory suffering, mercy, forgive-
ness, grace, peace for individuals in
community?
Look.
They are all here.
It is all here.
The eternal, loving mystery
is here —
now.

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