Sacred Ground

Certain sports venues are considered “sacred ground.” In golf, it’s the fairways of the Masters or St. Andrews. In Basketball, it’s the parquet floor at Boston Garden. In baseball, there is nothing more thrilling than to watch a game at Fenway or Wrigley field. I could go on and on, and of course for me in Football, it is Razorback stadium.

Religions have sacred ground as well. I find it interesting that Jerusalem constitutes sacred ground for many faiths. Despite, the differences between the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths, most people honor the holiness Jerusalem represents and show it the respect it has earned over history.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we offered the same degree of respect to the individuals who practice each faith and we do the “sacred ground.”

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Sadly, there has been more anger and hatred generated by religion than any other institution.
    I once fantasized a book in which Jesus returned/appeared at the wailing wall in Jerusalem.
    The ‘Rapture’ was an ensuing convocation of all the world’s religious leaders and they committed to World Peace. Unlike Miss USA candidates, the religious leaders actually do have the wherewithal to make it happen.
    It is perhaps my best fantasy.
    Thanks for your thoughts.

  2. Yes very sad…I have been to this country along with Jordan and Egypt.
    That is why I questioned religion many years ago. And now I am at peace with my learnings and practice.

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