May we all come to see that we are one human family.

(Listen to my song “All Are One” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Mark 3:35

“For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”


In today’s scripture, Jesus made this statement right after being told that his mother and family were at the door.

His response would seem to have been somewhat insulting to them…but we know that this is not the case since Jesus adhered to the Commandment “Honor your father and mother.”

We know that Jesus sometimes made statements to jar his listeners and awaken them to a deeper truth.

The only way we can be doing God’s will…is by being present to the Divine Presence.

When we are truly present to another…we offer them the sacrament of the present moment…to quote a phrase used 300 years ago by a Jesuit priest Jean-Pierre de Caussade.

This moment is the only time when we can meet God who is always present.

It is we who are not present…often lost in our thoughts of the past and future.

Since “God is love” (1 John 4:8)…then when we are present we are also one with Love and everyone around us.

All divisions fall away and we are one human family.

It is then that we are in the flow of God’s will.

Be present to the Love that sustains everything.


Listen to the song of the day “All Are One” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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