Hold on to that thought for a moment. Because, when it comes to most things, there are precious few on which most of us can agree. But here it is: Billions of inhabitants on this planet, at this time, believe there is one God and that He created everything. To reduce it even more generically, we agree that there is a single source point of spirit, energy and will that is singularly responsible for creation. You may call your God by a different name, but there is still only one, regardless of how many names He/She is called. That is the reality. After that it starts to go in all sorts of directions – depending on your ancestral /cultural faith. And so the saying: One God but many faiths.
We would then have to agree that this one God is also quite infinite. Infinitely existing, infinitely powerful, infinitely wise, infinitely present, infinitely loving, and so on. You get it- right? Omni-everything. On our own little planet we then see quite clearly that this limitless God is also infinitely diverse, responsible for literally millions of different forms of life – past and present. (There are 20,000 different species of butterflies alone!) God is obviously all in favor of diversity – diversity to the point of borderline chaos to any other mind but His.
If one way God is presented to us is via the infinite variety of life on this planet, and we indeed are created in the image of The God ‘of Diversity’, why is it so difficult for us (in all the diversification that we are) to accept that we are all His divine creations, every single one of us, none better or worse than the other when created? Our diversity is in fact what makes us so special to God. Yet we use it at times as a tool to divide and separate us from each other and ultimately from the One that created us…
So where am I going here? You tell me. I would normally try to wrap this up in something that I had recently learned or saw or read or heard…but what would that teach me? So if you are so inclined, finish the thought in your own head. Or if even further inclined share it with the rest of us: What makes us humans regularly ignore our common heritage as God’s beloved children and think that promise is just for some special ‘us’? (Whatever your particular ‘us’ may be.)