If we replaced the words used to describe our faith i.e. Christian/Muslim/Jewish/Hindu/Atheist etc, with the words “Whole-makers” – I think it would have a profound impact on the world.
This is not a new idea; disciples, scholars and mystics of all faith traditions have pointed us to the fact that our work here on earth is to unify; to make whole; to embody oneness. I like these terms because they denote action; they don’t describe who we are by what we believe but by what we do and how we live.
For those of us who are non-religious (or trying hard to be non-religious) I think we could probably buy into this notion of “Whole-making” far easier than religion. Imagine the conversation:
Me: Hello, my name is Justin
New friend: Hello Justin, what religion are you?
Me: Oh, I am not a religion as such, I am just trying to be a Whole-maker like Jesus was.
New friend: How wonderful! I am also trying to be a Whole-maker like the Buddha was. Let’s make whole together.
New friends exit together as one.