Bede’s Hand

Bede would hold up his hand.  Imagine that that the 5 world religions were the fingers of your hand.  If you look at your fingertips, they are so different. If your thumb represents Christianity and your little finger represents Buddhism, these 2 religions appear to be 180 degrees apart.

But as you follow your fingers down to your palm, they draw closer together.  And so do the different religions.  When you reach the palm, the fingers merge into one space.  As do the religions, all converge onto the same sacred concept of the Divine.