A LIGHT IS IN EVERY MAN, AND I BEHOLD IT
Humanity is Divinity made visible. We are good people in the sight of our Creator. Knowing this, I see my neighbor as a part of the Divine Plan for all. His ideas may not be mine, but they are right for him. I may not agree with the outer man, but I must agree with the inner one. In him is the Spirit of Truth, the need for self-expression and the vision of what he can become. This I respect, and this I value. I no longer try to make him in my image and likeness. I now realize that his individuality is of God, and I adjust my thinking to this bridge of human opinions and embrace him as a Son of God.
There is a goodness in my fellowman that needs my recognition. He is hungry for someone to see him as he really is. He needs my spiritual perception of his innate kindliness and I now look for every slight indication of God in man and praise it. In the midst of him is the Spirit, and I now see its many modes of expression. I appreciate and bless everyone I know. Family, friends and co-workers are God’s means of peopling my world with love. No more need to be on guard, I lovingly and joyously accept every person as God made manifest. No one can harm me; no one can take from me any good. Others make me whole and loving. God in me reaches out to the highest and best in everyone I know. Friendship and understanding await me in my home, my place of business and the neighborhood where I live.
People bless me, for they give me so much that I need. The hand of God is in every hand I clasp. I now see a beauty and a wholeness in everyone I know. No mistakes, no injuries, no more suspicions. I let God run his universe, and I let His Law take care of all whom I know. I expect the best from my friends. I live in a friendly world, and all people are essentially good. There is Light born of God within all people, and I expect this Light to bless and benefit me. Today I release all human judgments. I behold the Christ in man. God is in me, so he is also in everyone I meet.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker