Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
After a contentious election, I believe we all may need this reminder. We are all connected, so when you act badly towards another, you are putting negative power into motion. The apostle Paul put it this way.
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesians 4:4-6
As I wrote about previously in, The Image of God, we all have the same God in and through us. We are spiritual beings, living in a spiritual realm where, it is done unto you as you believe. Realizing this, the great truth which connects us all, we need to walk as One, realizing that we may have differing opinions but realize too, that we are all children of the living God!
Another way Jesus said it is, I am the vine, ye are the branches; He that abideth in me and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:5-7 Later, he gave a commandment, This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:12 Jesus, took a great risk bringing knowledge of how the spiritual realm operates to us; he did so because he loved the people and God, he wanted them to have a life of abundance. He showed us, the Word, has power and that God is love. In the parable of the sower he explains that the Word, operates like a seed, that it is filled with supernatural power so when you let it grow roots then it will grow and your life will reap fruit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, Galations 5:22
The Christ liked to use common examples of the time people could relate to, so he explained it like he is the vine, (one with God, the very life force) and the branches are us. A branch does not fight against the other branches, it is all one plant. The life force flowing through it, flows through all of the branches, there is no contention amongst the branches. We too must think like this if we are to realize the impact of our actions towards one another. If we want to reap goodness, we need to sow goodness. We know one of the basic concepts is, you reap what you sow. Why then would we not sow goodness, or why would we sow strife and think we are going to get goodness? Even the simplest farmer knows you get what you plant, so let’s sow only good!
Jesus, also showed how the entire spiritual system operates. Whenever he did a miracle he said, it is done unto you as you believe, your faith has made you whole, it is because of your great faith! The entire spiritual system we live in works on, faith. I wrote some on this previously in, Faith and the Unseen, an earlier entry. So, realize this, God is love, the Word is power, and faith is what makes it all work! What a wondrous place we live in!
Until next time, may you all be blessed, walking as One, realizing we are all uniquely made, but still One, all connected! Love one another and God with a true heart, walking as children of the light!