A LIGHT IS IN EVERY MAN, AND I BEHOLD IT
Let all mankind be thy sect.
Adi Granth Japuji 28,M. 1
Humanity is Divinity made visible. We are good people in the sight of our Creator. Knowing this, I see my neighbor as a part of the Divine Plan for all. His ideas may not be mine, but they are right for him. I may not agree with the outer man, but I must agree with the inner one. In him is the Spirit of Truth, the need for self-expression and the vision of what he can become. This I respect, and this I value. I no longer try to make him in my image and likeness. I now realize that his individuality is of God, and I adjust my thinking to this bridge of human opinions and embrace him as a Son of God.
There is a goodness in my fellowman that needs my recognition. He is hungry for someone to see him as he really is. He needs my spiritual perception of his innate kindliness and I now look for every slight indication of god in man and praise it. In the midst of him is the Spirit, and I now see its many modes of expression. I appreciate and bless everyone I know. Family, friends and co-workers are God’s means of peopling my world with love. No more need to be on guard, I lovingly and joyously accept every person as God made manifest. No one can harm me, no one can take from me any good. Others make me whole and loving. God in me reaches out to the highest and best in everyone I know. Friendship and understanding await me in my home, my place of business and the neighborhood where I live.
People bless me, for they give me so much that I need. The hand of God is in every hand I clasp. I now see a beauty and a wholeness in everyone I know. No mistakes, no injuries, no more suspicions. I let God run his universe, and I let His Law take care of all whom I know. I expect the best from my friends. I live in a friendly world, and all people are essentially good. There is Light born of God within all people, and I expect this Light to bless and benefit me. Today I release all human judgments. I behold the Christ in man. God is in me, so he is also in everyone I meet.
Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes & Raymond Charles Barker