|From Time's 'Pictures of the Week.' Description: "Ultra-|
Orthodox Jewish men watch Israeli surfers during the Jewish
holiday of Sukkot in the southern Israeli port city of Ashdod."
Photo by Obed Balilty, AP
Legalistic religion kept me on the sidelines of life's great adventure. My transition from inhibitions, suspicions, fears, and toxic religion to an engaging, soul-resonating faith was fitful and long, but sure.
I've moved from sitting darkly on the rocks to catching waves.
Come on in. The water's great!
John Franklin Hay
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA