“Unity in diversity” is an old, prominent principle of many religions around the world.
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oneness of being’, namely reality is one, and God is the only true existence;
all other beings are merely shadows, or reflections of God’s qualities.” ~
Philosopher Ibn al-‘Arabi (1165–1240)
The 5,000-year-old religion of Hinduism pronounces one
unity among all of creation and a diversity in existence. Buddhists believe by
honoring diversity and finding unity in it, this forms wisdom. Islam’s Quran
upholds unity by encouraging respect and the dignity of all human beings–a
moral consciousness of God.
As Christians, we gather to praise the son of God, Jesus
Christ, as a brotherhood of believers bonded by a baptism of life. Grasping the
complexity of this concept, we should realize the shade of your skin doesn’t
matter. I may be light-skinned in the winter but in the summer it turns dark.
You may be a practicing Catholic or Buddhist but who cares when we are one in
You may remember the biblical stories of God bringing
peace amongst the Jews and Gentiles. That was based on unity in diversity. He
sent Paul to countries all over the world for twenty-five years. Because God
proclaimed the Jews were His chosen people, the Gentiles became irate and
slighted. Therefore, Paul planted God’s seeds to all nations:
We have a tendency to brand friendships by the length of
their hair, the vehicle they drive in, the community in which they live, and
the clothes they wear daily. This, too, is of no consequence. Why should we
address such things of little importance for we, as a body of people is so much
more in God’s eyes?
In the United States, the Pledge of Allegiance boasts
it’s unity in diversity (one nation;
under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all). We are a diverse
mixture of many nationalities forming this great country. Unity? Some will
dispute it because the political arena places a great divide between us, but
nevertheless, we are one. It is what makes us stronger.
A man and woman, from very different backgrounds, join in
marriage and develop a unity in diversity. They raise children forming the
family unit. Though each personality is dissimilar, they should learn to love
one another, live and work together in oneness. The family structure is a basic
foundation of loving, unconditionally, in God’s divine grace.
I pray my thoughts may be heard – we are a family and
world of God’s children. It is unfortunate many still reel from ramifications
of previous generations – prejudices, hatred, and labeling our brothers and
sisters. If we learned to remove the walls of division, the goodness in the
world would have an everlasting effect. Brotherly love, my friends, is all it
takes and forgiveness of those who trespassed our way of life. When you set an
example, it brings others to eternal salvation. God needs leaders who gather
together and heeds His words–unity in diversity.
Honor God, won’t you? The rewards are forthcoming. Christ
was, and always will be Head of the Church. His words are anointed so let not the
tongue be sworn to the sword. Christ is coming!
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