The Commonality Of Humanity. (or, Are we really just like everyone else?)By Timothy Baugh.

“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45.       Regardless of how we may characterize ourselves; evil and good are present in all of God’s Creation. Yes, we all are sinners. Some characterize themselves as the “Saved”. Others could really care less. When we all are part of struggling Humanity; does it ‘really’ matter who gets it “right”? Yes, ultimately, whether it matters to us or not, it DOES ‘really’ matter! Why? Because as the children of our heavenly Father; He wants us all to live happy and fulfilled lives. And ‘that much’ whether we actually believe in Him or not! Faith for the unbelieving in seen as a ‘guessing game’ for gullible minds. Yet, they too “have faith”, if only in themselves. It doesn’t matter if they acknowledge a deity; what is truly important is getting what they want. Sometimes even we “believers” can excuse and justify our thoughts, feelings, actions, and behavior just like those “unbelievers”. So… where is our ‘status’ any higher than that of another? Perhaps, as we draw closer to God; He, in turn draws closer to us. We only need to see that Life ‘can’ work for us, before we deny the Source of Being altogether! And we only need to admit our “true condition” before we can even begin to make it work! No, in many ways, a “we verses them” attitude was never what Jesus would condone. However, let us not forget, we are all in need of something called ‘Grace’. Saying we have our act “altogether” is both a cop-out and an escape from responsibility to our lives working the best for us. Jesus makes it work. Let us all come to see that truth.

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