“One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”(Ephesians 4:6)
Each person is a unique expression of God. Differences in personality, race, gender, culture, orientation, religion, family dynamics, educational level and socio-economic status exist for you to see the unity and equality of all people to create harmony in all relationships. You have more things in common with other people than in contrast with them. Getting to know others’ uniqueness helps you discover how alike you really are.
Jesus Christ, as Wayshower, saw his oneness with the Samaritan Woman and Jacob’s Well was the perfect place for them to meet (John 4:1-25). Traditionally, men and women of that time did not have one-on-one conversations unless they were related. Jesus did not let their gender differences stand in the way of them connecting. Although he was a Jew and she was a Samaritan, Jesus made a conscious choice to establish a rapport with her. He did not allow their religious differences to be a barrier to their relationship. Even though the woman had several sexual partners, Jesus did not allow her sexual experiences to be a wall between them. The Kingdom of God is a kingdom of unity and equality and Jesus is the king of that Kingdom. Jesus operated in this consciousness of harmony with the Samaritan woman and everyone he encountered. In his cry for liberation and cooperation with all, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. continued the legacy of the King of kings (I Timothy 6:15).
You are exactly where you are supposed to be in every area of your life. Based on upon your Divine Placement, your path intersects with other people. At the point of intersection, you have the choice to connect or to disconnect. When you choose to focus on the differences, connecting is a challenge. When you are conscious of the Truth that you are a spiritual being and that the same breath of God that is in you is in all humanity, you connect easily and create harmonious relationships with all people (Ephesians 4:1-6).
Reflection Question – What groups or groups of people are challenging for you to connect to? Why?
Connection Activity – Be aware of your path intersecting with someone who is obviously different from you. Make a conscious choice to have a conversation with that person to learn more about them.