We know that after death
All souls are one with you,
And yet we fail to grasp that here, in life,
The same is true.
So how can we hate others, Lord,
Ignore, exploit, condemn,
When they are one with us, and we, like you,
Are one with them?
When we look down on others, Lord,
And try to shut them out,
This proves we do not love ourselves,
Whatever words we spout.
All concepts of me, us and them,
Are ignorant and blind,
For we are one with you, Lord God,
And with all humankind.
Forgive us, Lord; we are ashamed.
Please cleanse us with your blood;
And help us all to follow you,
By offering your love.
I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one – as you are in me, Father, and I am in you (John 17:21; NLT).
Why do you despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgement seat of God (Romans 14:10; RSV).
Love your neighbour as yourself (mark 12:31; NLT).
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28; NKJV).
Follow me and be my disciple (Matthew 9:9; NLT).
Anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love (1 John 4:8; NLT).