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Submitted by bela (United States), Aug 27, 2008 at 22:39

We are all children of God! Sons of God, daughters of God.

God loves all of us, black, white, Christian, Moslem, Jew, Atheist, none-of-the-above, all-of-the-above, everyone.

And God gives us this incredible chance to come into human form and see how well we can learn how to get along with each other and recognize the God-heritage we all share.

Even if we fail, which many of us are doing rather spectacularly, God is thrilled that we are making the attempt, and of course God loves us, always. It's unconditional.

Jesus came to help us realize we are *all* children of God, not to be raised up as God who is above us or different from us. He came to set a brilliant, inspiring *example*.

We are "saved" not by *saying* Jesus is Son of God but by each of us *living* as a child of God as he did, as the divine, loving being we truly are in our essence.

Spewing hatred for any other person or group of people is not being our highest selves. We are human so we are by definition imperfect--it comes with the territory. It's "OK"--it's unavoidable. But the glory of it is that we have the opportunity in every moment to choose anew, to rise to the occasion and bring the most loving vibration into the world as our unique contribution to the whole. That's what Jesus did.

Is that what you are doing here?

May we all be blessed, and be a blessing.

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