Blog post: All God’s Family
All God’s Family
Before I crawl out of bed in the mornings, I like to sit on the side of my bed and read a random page in one of Gina Lake’s books called On Being in the World. JESUS Speaking. I never know what the message is going to be, and it’s like finding a little nugget before marching into the day.
Today’s message was really cool, which is why I want to share it with you. Jesus talks about the importance of realizing our entire planet is one big family, God’s family. Not the separate God of each religion but God the Creator. He said we don’t need another commandment telling us what not to do but the simple teaching of what we need to do: the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We’ve heard those words throughout our lifetime, but when he said how important it is to realize these two simple things, it really struck a chord in me.
When we went through the pandemic, the world became a lot smaller, and we realized what we were experiencing here in the States was also going on in every corner of our planet. We saw for ourselves that we are connected to billions of strangers. We all live in human bodies that are affected by the same things. The scientists worked to find a cure for all of us whether we lived in a tribe in Africa, a hut in New Zealand or a mansion in Beverly Hills. The only thing that separated us was our location. Our bodies were all getting hit with the same virus. It was an amazing awareness of our oneness with each other.
So then add to the mix our Golden Rule. Can you imagine what this world would be like if we truly lived by the Golden Rule. Would there be wars? NO. Would there be murders? Crime? Poverty? Injustice, to name just a few. What a cool thought that would be if we really strived to live like this. Helping each other to become the best we can be rather than hurting, killing, abusing or belittling each other.
I want to be positive. I want to believe it’s possible. As I sit here thinking about possible solutions, the one thought that comes to mind is karma. If religion would teach that what we do to others DOES come back to us, I think that might wake people up to their actions. It seems pretty simple, really. We are all one in spirit and what we do to each other is what creates our world, so let’s make it a good world and heal all this chaos. Sound good?
I hope you have a sweet day.