Imagine yourself as the “Other”

“If we divide the world into the children of light and the children of darkness, we are capable of dehumanising and demonising the Other, seeing ourselves as a victim and committing altruistic evil. Dualism is alive and well in parts of the world today, it has a religious source, or at least speaks a religious language, and it is leading to terror, brutality, civil war and chaos on an ever-widening scale…..   to be cured of potential violence towards the Other, I must be able to imagine myself as the Other.” 

-Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence.

Faith is God’s call to see his trace in the face of the Other. From a Christian perspective, it is seeking to love one’s neighbor, with no qualifications attached.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: