I had a friend tell me that he was worried about his family getting together this Christmas season, for a few of the family members were prone to getting into contentious debates about politics and other issues that created tension for everyone else to endure.
If you have a family gathering coming up that you are worried about, you might do some preemptive prayer to maintain harmony in the home when everyone gets together. Preventative prayer can make all the difference.
It can be helpful to remember that every member of the family expresses the same one Mind of God. Yes, this Mind is expressed in an infinite number of ways, as represented by the various family members, but each individual reflection of God is complementary with all other individual reflections of God. It’s what each child has in common that gives them grounds on which to unite in brotherly and sisterly love.
The love of God the one Mind expresses through each family member, gives individuals the perspective they need to see all the good in each other, to respect that good, honor it, acknowledge it, and celebrate it.
There are not material differences to fear in the one Mind. There are spiritual commonalities to love and appreciate. Each family member has the spiritual capacity to set material differences aside and focus on the good.
The one Mind sees the good, dwells on the good, and brings out the good.
Welcome the one Mind into your home this holiday season as family members arrive. Gather in the one Mind of Love that all of God’s children have in common and enjoy the family peace and harmony that follows.