Who are you related to? Hopefully, you answered, “Christ.”
When Jesus was quizzed about his family, he asked the question, “’Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?’ Then he pointed to his disciples and said, ‘Look, these are my mother and brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!” (Matt. 12:48-50).
Jesus saw himself as a member of God’s family, in Christ. Christ is the perfect man of God’s creating.
You too, are a member of God’s family, in Christ. As a child of God, you do not have a mortal ancestry to identify with. You were not created by mortal ancestors, and you are not the product of a mortal ancestry. You have a spiritual individuality, made in the likeness of God, that existed way before your human parents knew anything about you.
Your individuality is perfect. It has no flaws. It is not genetically deficient or lacking in any way. You are exactly what God created you to be—and it’s awesome!
So, if you’re beleaguered by any hereditary beliefs, cut the ancestral line between yourself and any mortal from the past. You were not created by them. You were created by God, the perfect Father and Mother.
We honor our parents as children of God, but not as our creators. God is the one Creator of all!
“In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry. His origin is not, like that of mortals, in brute instinct, nor does he pass through material conditions prior to reaching intelligence. Spirit is his primitive and ultimate source of being; God is his Father, and Life is the law of his being” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 63.