The Diversity of Life/revised

It is human nature that we see the difference in others to divide and cause conflict, instead of seeing the similarities and causing cohesiveness. In the recent court case in Florida, instead of seeing the case from the perspective of right and wrong,  many see it as a case of black and white. In religion, instead  getting closer to God, we separate from God by  making religion a social or political fraternity.

We are attracted to what we are familiar with, and avoid what is foreign to us. We are Black or White. We are Christians or Muslims. We are Democrats or Republicans. We are male or female. Because of these divisions, we sometimes forget that we are all human beings created by the same God. We let arrogance and greed enter our minds. We are better than others. We become bigoted and selfish. We place barriers and road blocks to separate ourselves from others that are different. But is this what God wants?

Why has God created diversity in human form. Why not every human be blond, 6 feet tall, and 175 pounds. Evolution proponents would say that the environment our ancestors arose from dictated our physical features. This may be correct, but I believe that God has given each of us an appropriate individual body conducive to our spiritual maturity. It is from this uniqueness of each individual, that we do not separate and divide; but  must assimilate the diversity to make us whole and spirited.  This path to spiritual maturity begins with the elimination of  greed and arrogance from our minds. We need to help each other to make a joyous world!

Heaven’s Truth Church/Tenrikyo Church

 

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About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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