Native Tongue

Did you go to church this weekend or practice any other spiritual disciplines such as prayer, meditation or reading from a sacred text? If so, you weren’t alone. Based on extensive surveys the Encyclopedia Britannica estimates that only about 12% of Earth’s population is non-religious (with 2.3% being outright atheists). This means 88% of us are religious to a greater or lesser degree.

We each have a native tongue when it comes to communicating with God and the unseen realm. These spiritual languages are shaped by distinct histories and cultures, myths and metaphors, words and art, traditions and rituals. The largest linguistic groups are . . . read more

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