First published in The Jakarta Post Weekender – July 2011 Issue
Some years ago, I sat before the Kaa’bah in the Holy City of Mecca. I said to God, “Please show me how to I read the Koran. Because I do not believe that God The Compassionate The Merciful is as strict and punishing as they say You are.”
I think God has been responding ever since. Life has become a dialogue, a nice friendly conversation between us.