In the depths of the soul we are loved by God. This is the deepest secret of being human, the bond of love that is at the core of our being and belongs to all that exists. And the more we live this love, the more we give ourself to this mystery that is both human and divine, the more fully we participate in life as it really is, in its wonder and moment by moment revelation. Love and care—care for each other, care for the Earth—are the simplest and most valuable human qualities. And love belongs to oneness. We know this in our human relationships, how love draws us closer. It can also awaken us to the awareness that we are one human family, even as our rulers become more authoritarian, our politics more divisive. And on the deepest level, love can reconnect us with our essential unity with all of life, with the Earth herself.
That all may be one.
Reflect on the passage above. When do you become aware of this unity? How can you reflect it and foster it in your daily interactions?
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
We were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13
The Holy Spirit loves to shape unity from the most beautiful and harmonious diversity.
Love will remind us that we are a part of life—that we belong to each other and to this living, suffering planet.
The deepest of level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless…beyond speech…beyond concept.
We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.
No doubt, unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed by mere declarations.
There is beauty and power in unity. We must be united in heart and mind. One world, one people.
Lailah Gifty Akit
Empowered by God’s love, rooted in the Gospel of Jesus, faithful to the vision of one sacred Earth community, we live and work to bring all into union with God and one another.
Sisters of St. Joseph
We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all. Be kind and do good for any one and that will be reflected. The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.”
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
We are all one question and the best answer seems to be love
a connection between things.
Science in its attempt to unravel the mysteries of the Universe,
Has discovered the ultimate reality that we are all One.