Seems sometimes that all religions are moving towards the same connection. For those who believe, the belief is of something larger, something beyond the present, something that guides, something that intends outcomes.
In a way, “belief” is a misnomer. Seems to be that experience of something that cannot be rationalized.
Some connect directly, some through symbols; some call them idols. Mother throwing out the plastic Mary, post-first Communion.
So many saying one way is the only way. And others who don’t believe in any of it.
At one point does someone say it doesn’t matter how you get through.
Or whether you get through.