Racism—a violation of universal brotherhood

Years ago I had an experience that continues to influence my estimate of individual rights—rights that are gifts from God regardless of mankind's race or culture. After college I began teaching in a large school system. At the first staff meeting, I met Margaret, who had grown up in an "army family" and had lived in several countries. Our talks together broadened my small-town perspective and sharpened my love for the people I was meeting. Love for others was essential to me because love is a basic law in the teachings of Christ Jesus, and therefore in the practice of Christian healing.

Margaret and I enjoyed talking with each other and sharing our experiences. She too aspired to express unconditional love for each student and each associate.

Soon, our enjoyable, uninhibited talk-sessions included a young Chinese woman who had come to our town to open an office. Gen was my first contact with an Asian-American. Knowing Gen provided me with a new opportunity to see all individuals as spiritual ideas of God—irrespective of race or culture. This approach grows out of the Lord's Prayer, given by Jesus, which addresses God as "our Father." To me, this means that we are all united as the offspring of our divine Parent.

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