I HAVE FAITH IN THE FATHERHOOD OF GOD AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, AND MY ACTIONS SHOW THIS TO BE TRUE
Those whom the earth has labeled great have been people who extended their thinking to include all nations and all races. Only people with petty minds indulge in racial hatreds and distinctions. God’s perfect idea of man is the basis for every living soul, and we must believe this and act as though it were so. When we dislike people and groups, we are bearing witness to our small and limited viewpoints. The people in whom we fail to find good are born of the same Mind, operate under the same Law, and express the same Life as we do. Our inability to see their divine origin is our self-created stumbling block. Often, we are held back by our petty dislikes of other people. Jesus could include the whole world in his thought because he believed in a God who was in all and acting through all. The “chosen people” are those who have chosen to love their fellowman and find good in him.
I believe in the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. No one is better than myself; no one is less good than myself. I live in God’s universe filled with God’s beloved people and I co-operate with them in love. I hate no man, and dislike no man. I love the Truth that expresses in every nationality, every race and every creed. I extend my thinking to include them all in universal blessing. I know that every person is unfolding in spiritual understanding and growing in wisdom. Every person I meet today brings more of God to my remembrance. They bless me in interesting and loving ways. They enrich me with ideas of value.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker