In this week's Torah portion (Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1 - 24:18) we learn of a close encounter on Mt. Sinai. In true Reconstructionist fashion, the word "or" is the key word in a dvar-Torah offered by Aaron Schuman (from Keddem Congregation). Here is one paragraph.
Or did they all see the God of Israel differently? Did each of the 74 people up on Sinai have a unique personal experience? Did they talk with one another afterwards, realize that they couldn’t come to a common description of their epiphany, and agree to leave the details unsaid?