For this cause I bow ... unto the Father…of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.
— Ephesians 3:14-15
There is one life back of everything that lives.
— The Science of Mind, page 35
The Global Family
Religious Science teaches that there is a Universal Spirit that is the origin of everything. This Universal Life finds an outlet in and through everything that lives. With the advancement of technology occurring at breakneck speed, we are now completely aware of what’s happening in our world even as it is occurring! More than ever we feel membership in the global family, living in the global village.
My sister is an example of a global family member. She loves to play bridge. It is her obsession. Every day she plays on the Internet. She has one partner in Australia, one partner in Germany, and one in Japan. Although they do not speak each other’s language, they speak a universal language — the language of Spirit.
Recently, in China, I participated in a Religious Science church service in a park in Shanghai, possibly the first one in the history of China. As we began the service by singing “It’s In Ev’ry One of Us,” all the Chinese children in the park gathered around us, talking and laughing. Then, as the invocation was given, they sat down, and remained quietly attentive during the entire service,. After “The Peace Song,” they smiled and indicated how grateful they were to share that experience with us. Even though they didn’t understand English, they did understand the language of Spirit! I felt as though we were all Divine Emissaries, sent to that place to demonstrate the commandment, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Where is my family? My family dwells in every village, city, town, country, and continent of the earth. My family is “The Global Family.”
Today, I open my heart and welcome into my life
all my long lost relatives who are members of my global family.
I greet each and every one of them with unconditional love in my heart.
Thank You, God!