“Man is the family name for all ideas, —the sons and daughters of God.” (Science and Health, page 515)
God created man. He created a family. Out of His Love and His Life, God formed a clan of individual ideas joined by the same heritage. Our God is Mother to all of us, the very Love that unconditionally loves us, nurtures us, keeps us comforted and happy. Our God is a faithful Father, protecting us, instructing us, guiding us safely in His Life.
We are the sons and daughters of divine Love. And we are a family. We are related to one another by the unbreakable, untouchable bonds of Spirit. We have the same Parent, one from Whom we have all naturally inherited every good quality, and the ability and necessity to express this glorious nature as His offspring, the proof of Life and Love.
Isn’t it wonderful to recognize that we are family? If we really looked upon others as our honest-to-God brothers and sisters, wouldn’t we feel differently about them? Wouldn’t we be more willing to love them, see the best in them, embrace them in thought and even literally? Wouldn’t we be ready to stand up and protect our family, defend them from being falsely accused, put down, bullied by others or by material experience?
And wouldn’t we also realize that we ourselves are children of goodness and righteousness? We are the worthy and necessary witness-bearers to God’s own legacy of harmony, unity, peace, and pure and healing Love.
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