While stopped at a red light on my way home one day I noticed that the two cars immediately in front of me had the same “Coexist” bumper sticker. You’ve probably seen one like it. Each of the letters of is a symbol representing a major religious or spiritual ideology. For example, the “C” is a crescent moon symbolizing Islam, and the “X” is a Star of David symbolizing Judaism.
This was a particularly long traffic light, which gave me time to realize that I was mistaken. In actuality the bumper sticker on the car just ahead of me did not read “Coexist” but “Contradict.” Underneath that it read, “They can’t all be true-John 14:6.” Despite my early days of earnest scripture memorization I couldn’t recall this particular passage, but I had a hunch it was the verse in which Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” I was right.
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Judy Rich says
Amen, Katey. That rings with truth, as always so transparent and vulnerable. A man told me once that my vulnerability (in a sermon) let truth shine through. Your unique combination of openness and lack of shame do so and prompt honesty in others. IMHO Love you, Judy
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Katey Zeh says
Thanks so much, Judy. These times we are in having me reflecting on my own stereotypes and biases more than ever before. I consider it a blessing, though a painful one at times. Much love.