WHO DO WE BELONG TO?
I suggest to you that this question approaches
the core of what it means to be human.
I think there are four broad answers to this
question, together with four defining adjectives,
and four corresponding modes of love:
~ we belong to ourselves —– selfish —– self-love
~ we belong to the tribe —– loyal —– love of
~ we belong to humanity —– respectful —– love
of all people
~ we belong to God —– sacred —– unconditional
I want to suggest that how we answer this crucial
question, whether explicitly or implicitly, will
determine our core values, and how we live our
daily lives. It will give character to who we are.
And I believe we do actually answer this
question, each one of us falling into one of these
four broad categories.