Love Unites


“We are already one. But we imagine that we are not.”

– Thomas Merton

(Listen to my song “All Are One” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE)


Psalm 117:1

Praise the LORD, all you nations! Glorify him, all you peoples!


Human-made divisions are just that: human-made.

They aren’t real.

Many times astronauts had life-changing experiences in looking back at the Earth and seeing all the countries without any lines drawn to separate them.

The Earth itself in its circle shape is a sign of oneness.

It is only our refusal to see this oneness that causes the separation.

It is a delusion.

It’s the same with skin color, religious differences and any other difference that we perceive. They are only on the surface.

At our core, we are all brothers and sisters.

Where are the people who are calling attention to this?

Where are the peacemakers?

Where are those working for understanding and diplomacy?

It begins with each of us in how we treat each other.

Jesus calls us to love our neighbors. That’s for starters.

He also calls us to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44).

Right now…nations are failing miserably in this regard.

We are all sons and daughters of one God…who is love itself (1 John 4:8).

Perhaps one day humanity will awaken, realize this and give praise to the God of all.

It begins with you and me.


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

Stream 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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