How would you define religion?
Theologian Paul Fitzgerald, S.J., answers the question “What is religion?” by reflecting on his own experiences with the subject. Religion, he says, is the desire to discern God in one’s own life. Religion is also the ability to see creation as it truly is, no matter how chaotic it may be, and to find God present and active in these things. With this, religion also challenges us to see the world as it should be, and to act to allow that with the help of God.
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