What do you know of God that you did not receive from some other source, including the Bible? What is your own experience of God? Who is the God YOU call God? Nobody can give you your God. The only God that can be your God is the God you know to be God, not because somebody told you so, but because you know it to be so out of your own experience, out of your own heart! And if you do not know what I am talking about, let this become your meditation-- your life's meditation-- opening yourself to the experience of the God that IS God for you. Seek it with all your heart, and mind, and soul, and strength. But the truth is you don't have to look very far. Just open yourself to the truth of the next moment. Of your next encounter with truth, beauty, love, compassion... Boom! Let it knock you on your duff in the dust! Let it bowl you over! FEEL your life that you are living! Open yourself to the EXPERIENCE of your days! Of each situation as it arises! God is not a belief! God is an experience with truth, beauty, love, compassion... Of humanity at its best. Of life at its best. Open yourself to the experience of being alive, and, Boom! There is God!
When sincerity and integrity are not the foundation of life together, and when people will do anything for money, and money is everywhere, "the center cannot hold" (W.B. Yeats), and things fall apart. When people cannot be counted on to mean what they say, and say they did not say what they in fact said, and refuse to be truthful even under oath, and no consequences are administered by those in authority because they, too, are guilty of complicity and deception, it all goes to hell and nothing can be counted on to be what it appears to be. In such circumstances, it is incumbent upon each individual person to live out of the still point of their own individuality, out of the truth of their own experience, out of the adamantine rock of their own sincerity and integrity in being true to themselves and to what they know to be the anchoring source of their own life and being. They have to be who they say they are, and do what they say they will do. And when that is not the way it is among the masses, it must be the way it is with me and you. And we have to be able to count on each other in all things great and small. An when we do not have another on whom we can count, we have to be able to count on ourselves.