Picture your extended family, what do you see? A family tree, with its trunk rooted firmly in the ground, and its branches sticking out at all angles? Or do you picture the sun, with you, and all of your loved family members as individual rays?
In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy tells us that God is "at once the centre and circumference of being." Which means that a picture of God's family, the one and only family there really is, would look like the sun. God's at the center, and all of His individual ideas shine out from Him like rays of light. God delights in each member of His family of ideas. He loves them! And He declares them to be very good.
If you want to get along better with your spouse, a family member, or even a friend, a good place to start is to see that each one of us has a direct connection with God, Love--the one and only Creator. In fact, you'll never meet anyone who has a different Creator than divine Love.
Keeping our thought of those we know out of the ground, and accepting the Love-centered spiritual view of each other, helps us to value those around us. If God is delighting in His family, so can we!
Pop on over to Mountaintop Moments to read what Mrs. Eddy has to say about getting together with others!
I hope these insights will inspire readers to think more spiritually about themselves and the world around them!