In life about half of us are male and half of us are female. We are different. We will never be able to change that. But, when it comes to being part of the human family, it makes no difference. The distinctions that we make in our human relationships do not apply when we put them in the eyes of God. God has no bias based on the color of our skin, or our wealth, or which sex we happen to be. God is the loving Originating Mystery who holds all things in being. In God’s view all people are one. We all belong here and earth is our home.
That all may be one.
Sort out your feelings. How does your vision mirror God’s vision ? Are there areas of disconnect?
Brothers and sisters:
Through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus.
For all of you who were baptized into Christ
have clothed yourselves with Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek,
there is neither slave nor free person,
there is not male and female;
for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree.
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
The more a person becomes spiritually minded or advances towards
God, the more tolerant he becomes and the less differentiation he sees.
Leadership is the act of serving others and has no gender preference,
Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.
We are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are.
A spiritual sensibility encourages us to see ourselves as part of the fundamental unity of all being. If the thrust of the market ethos has been to foster a competitive individualism, a major thrust of many traditional religious and spiritual sensibilities has been to help us see our connection with all other human beings.