Stuart Delony, a great guy who works with unchurched youth here in the Pacific Northwest, asked me to write post for his site about why I’ve chosen the Wiccan path. Apparently he’s worked with young people in the past who’ve identified as Wiccan, and wanted some insight as to why the religion may have appealed to them.
Though I’m aware Stuart is a Christian missionary, I agreed to write the post both because of the respect I’ve come to have for him as well as my conviction that there is more than one path to the Divine. Whether that path winds through the peaks and valleys of Wicca, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or any other religion/spirituality, it is equally valid provided it is walked with compassion. Stuart walks a compassionate walk, and doesn’t just talk the talk.
Love is at the root of all religions, though this truth is often obscured or forgotten by fundamentalists of all religious persuasions. Few would argue that we live in a time when more love is desperately needed. If I can help Stuart reach out to those he serves with a little more, I know we’ll all be better off as a result.
Mosey over and have a look. It turned out to be a good discussion.