When we travel on our roads in life, we should understand that we are not all at the same place on this path. Some of us are just starting, while others are reaching the end of this path. Also, there are those who may always be at the same place in their travel, yet others may not be willing to start the journey. Our common factor is that we are all on a path, from birth to death, we are following the path in life, in this place of existence as humans.
The difference between us, is for some, the path leads us to the kingdom of God, while for others this path is only a journey in their lives that is only part of the natural course of life.
Knowing this, and understanding this, should make us all see that our paths cross often. As such, we should take the time to interact with one another, as our common bond is our humanity, our bond is also the desire to make the most of our lives regardless of where our paths lead.
We should take the time to place aside what we perceive as our differences, and instead recognize our similarities. Understand what makes us human, and in our diversities find the common elements that make us all the same.
For the Christian, we should understand that Jesus’ commandment to love one another (John 13:34) must extend to everyone and not only to those who share in the common faith in Christ as savior. We must, as the Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), look beyond our differences and allow compassion and love lead us to do what is right for each other. May you always look for peace and love with one another, may you always see that we are not really all that different for one another.
Pastor Lisa Chachula