With racism inflicting deep wounds, partisan politics dividing populations, and heated trade wars separating countries, it makes one wonder if humanity can ever come together and work as one. What will it take to get people working as a team rather than as determined opponents?
Mary Baker Eddy provides insight with this passage, “One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, “Love thy neighbor as thyself;” annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, — whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed” (Science and Health, p. 340).
One God is what provides humanity common ground on which to come together and work as one. This God is not a God that blesses some people and not others. This God is not a partisan God, a prejudiced God, a selfish God, or a God that plays favorites. This God is Love, omnipresent Good, that serves to bless one and all equally and abundantly.
As we put serving God, rather than selfish interests, above all else, we find common ground on which to work out troubling issues with our neighbor. Rather than getting stymied by material distinctions that would divide us, we find spiritual commonalities that unite us. Love, respect, and honor, rather than fear, intimidation, and hate, become the order of the day that allow for constructive conversation and healing communication.
The hope for unity in humanity lies in understanding and demonstrating one God of Love over all. There is no better time to prove this than now.