We Are All Human

In light of the recent mass shootings, political divisions, and other man-made issues that divide us, I felt lost in the chaos. God’s created beings are at war with each other. We have forgotten that we are all human first. Everyone is our brother or sister. We need to learn to love them the way Christ loves us.

We Are All Human

Our country feels divided. So many people take sides in today’s problems. Then they get angry when someone disagrees with them. People hate each other over their differences. We seem to forget that we are all human, created by God in His image. We are more similar than some people want to admit. Let’s look at humans through God’s eye.

Created in The Image of God

When God created the earth in Genesis, He looked over everything and called it good. God’s creations are perfect, and that includes you and me. God created Adam and Eve. And, all human being trace their ancestry back to these first people. In other words, we come from the same lineage. We are one family, the family of God.

Humans Created Divisions

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The same blood types span across all nationalities and ethnicities. God made all of us the same. We share blood types, along with the number of muscles, tendons, and bones in our bodies. When God looks down on His creation, He does not see us the way we see each other. Human hearts created divisions based on factors like size, skin color, or mental abilities. Discrimination is not a Godly trait.

God Loves All People the Same
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God loves people based on the condition of their hearts, not the color of their skin, political affiliation, or ethnic background. As Romans 8:39 reminds us, nothing will separate any us from the love of God. Our man-made divisions go against God’s command to love one another as found in John 13:34. In a world full of malice, we must stand up for others and be the difference that changes the world. We need to learn to love the heart of the person.

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We are all human. We are all created in the image of God. Even thought we may look different on the outside, we are all God’s children. Let us remember the beautiful prayer by St. Francis as we seek to spread more love and less hatred:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy. 

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/prayer/traditional-catholic-prayers/saints-prayers/peace-prayer-of-saint-francis
Be the Difference
  • Pray for those who are different from you
  • Guard our words to ensure we don’t add to the divisions
  • Seek justice and love mercy
  • Learn about other cultures and races
  • Help the less fortunate
  • Forgive often
  • Shine the light of Christ in the darkness
  • Remember, we are all human

Blessings,

Yvonne – #blogger, #speaker, and #author

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

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24 thoughts on “We Are All Human

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thank you and God bless

      1. authordlv – Christian writer, author, blogger. Visit my site at https://www.stephendelavega.com.
        authordlv

        Excellent thoughts here, Yvonne. I love St. Francis’ prayer. It is on point and timelessly relevant, as are your suggestions for being the difference. Thank you for this challenge and encouragement.

      2. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
        Yvonne Morgan

        Thanks Stephen. We can get so bogged down in the arguments to prove we are right that we forget we have a higher purpose. God bless

      3. Ava James – An indie author and lifestyle blogger. Words burst out at the most inappropriate times. Passion filled letters, impatiently exploding onto the page or screen when I'm consumed with something else. Besides life would be dull and boring if writing was straightforward. When away from her writing she works full time as a medico-legal professional. In her spare time she enjoys an adventure from the outdoors to dancing and anything sporty.
        ava11james

        I love your tips on how to ve a difference. Thanks Yvonne!

      4. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
        Yvonne Morgan

        God bless Ava and thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate you.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      You are so correct. The powers of darkness will always try to divide us. But God calls us to live in love. Love is so much better than hatred. God bless

  1. For such a time as this we are called to be faithful as you have suggested here. May it become more so within the Church of Jesus Christ that His grace and mercy might be spread and understood.

  2. Stephen – Maine – Stephen, an Air Force veteran, runs a ministry called Friends Helping Friends, which reaches out to communities with food distribution, youth ministering and the Word of God. He wrote his first published book in 2010 and followed with a study guide for his book in 2011 titled "Acts the Next Generation". In 2011 he graduated from the Apostolic Training Ministry School where he now teaches his course, "Acts the Next Generation" as well as Adult Bible Study. He is a licensed Minster through Celebration Center in Fort Fairfield Maine and his goal will always be to continue to show the world Christ through his walk each day. Stephen and Barbara Lewis have been married since 1991 and have a heart for the Lord and love blessing others physically and spiritually. They live in Maine and have two wonderful children Samantha and Steven, A wonderful daughter In Law Victoria, as well as one Grandchild Xavier whom they Love all of them dearly.
    Stephen

    Amen Sister great Post!!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thank you Stephen. The church needs to stand up and remind everyone that we are all God’s creation. God bless

      1. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
        Melissa McLaughlin

        Beautifully written, Yvonne! How we need this message to ring out over the hatred and division! Holy Spirit help us abide in Christ, that your divine love may flow into us and through us into a hurting world.

      2. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
        Yvonne Morgan

        Yes, we need to be on our knees praying for the Spirit to bathe our country in love. Thanks and God bless

      3. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
        Melissa McLaughlin

        Amen!

  3. Beautiful, Yvonne. When we discriminate, we are actually trashing the image of God since ALL people are created in His image. “My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.” James 2:1

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      You are so spot on Karen. We must see everyone through the eyes of God. Thanks and God bless.

  4. Nancy E. Head – United States – Writer and teacher Nancy E. Head was a single mother with five children under the age of 14 when she attended Penn State to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her career took a journalistic turn from radio news to newspaper reporting, then education before she returned to the classroom to secure a master’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently an instructor at Penn State Altoona and Great Commission Schools, she also spent two summers teaching English in Asia. When not teaching or writing, she restores antique quilts, crafts projects for her grandchildren, and helps her husband lead a small group at their church devoted to ministering to the needy in their community.
    nancyehead

    A much needed message for our day. Thanks and God bless!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks and God bless

  5. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    Beautiful words and encouragements to remember the humanity and equality of all. These words needs to be shouted from the rooftops and megaphoned regularly out into our culture and the wider world. Our world careens toward chaos unless we hear this message. Come, Lord Jesus! Bring us peace. Bring us yourself.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Yes Lord, bring us peace. We need You desperately. Thanks Melinda and God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Jessica. We need the light of Jesus to dispel all the fears. God bless

  6. Jeanne Takenaka – Award winning aspiring novelist, Jeanne Takenaka, writes contemporary inspirational fiction that tackles real life issues with a heart to draw women closer to God and those around them. She lives near the mountains in Colorado with her amazing husband and two exuberant boy-men. She loves being God’s girl—always learning about His grace, hanging out with friends and enjoying a great cup of coffee. When she’s not writing you can find her with a camera in her hand, looking for #alittlebitofpretty in her days.
    Jeanne Takenaka

    Beautiful post, Yvonne. We are all created in God’s image. We’ve each been given a mind to think and created with individual traits, but ultimately, we’re all a reflection of our Father’s design. We need to keep this in mind when someone believes differently than us. And rather than censure, we need to treat others, to see them, through a filter of love.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Amen Jeanne. We really do need to see everyone through the filter of love. That’s a great way to put it. God bless

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