Entrance into and
inheritance of the Kingdom of God requires the ability to see the Christ in all
people. I love nature and carry a
deep respect for the environment.
I recycle, use those crazy looking light bulbs and even drive a
hybrid. Yet, if my love for nature
and my connectedness to the environment do not make room for a deeper love and
connectedness to humanity, haven't I become disconnected from the whole?
beautiful. Yet the thought of a
flower's relationship to and dependence on all of nature is even more
beautiful. This interconnected
relationship eventually points us to the flower's connection to the
Creator. Flowers grow in a variety
of different soils and climates.
Similarly, humanity blooms and thrives in different environments,
cultures and religions. However,
any one segment of humanity is inseparably interconnected with the whole of
humanity and to the Creator.
convinced of our connectedness to all people is difficult because of the vast
cultural expressions and myriad religious differences. It may seem strange, but many humans
relate more quickly and comfortably with an animal or pet than with other human
beings, especially humans of a different gender, sexual orientation, skin color,
nationality or religion. If we can
see the Creator in a dog or cat, shouldn't we be able to see the Creator in
another human being, no matter how different our temporal, external attributes
The idea of I am you and you are me becomes
elevated and intensified when we realize that I am the Christ and you are
the Christ (Namaste: the divine in me recognizes the divine in you.) The way in which we perceive and then
treat the Christ in each other determines our admission into and our inheritance
of the Kingdom.
Quote of the Week
"I am you and you are
me. Why's that such a mystery?
- Lenny Kravitz