In our daily life, we can witness differences of two kinds. One is the cause of annihilation and is like the antipathy existing among warring nations and conflicting tribes who seek each other’s destruction, uprooting one another’s families, depriving one another of rest and comfort and unleashing carnage. The other kind, so diverse, is the essence of perfection and the cause of the appearance of the bestowals by God for all the creatures alike.
If we consider the flowers of a garden: though different in kind, colour, form and shape, yet, in as much as they are refreshed by the waters of one spring, revived by the breath of one wind, invigorated by the rays of one sun, the diversity increases their charm, and adds to their beauty. Thus, when the unifying force, the penetrating influence of the Word of God, takes effect, the difference of customs, manners, habits, ideas, opinions and dispositions embellishes the world of humanity.
This diversity is like the naturally created dissimilarity and variety of the limbs and organs of the human body, for each one contributes to the beauty, efficiency and perfection of the whole. Under the influence of human’s sovereign soul, and its power, the limbs and members, veins and arteries of the body reinforce harmony. So diversity strengthens love, and multiplicity is the greatest factor for coordination.
How unpleasing it would be to the eye if all the flowers and plants, leaves and blossoms, fruits, branches and trees of a garden were all of the same shape and colour. Diversity of hues, forms and shapes enriches and adorns the garden, and heightens the effect thereof. In like manner, when diverse shades of thought, temperament, character are brought together under the power and influence of one central agency, the beauty and glory of human perfection will be revealed and made manifest. The celestial potency of the Word of God, which oversees and transcends the realities to all things, is capable of harmonising the divergent thoughts, sentiments, ideas and convictions of people. It is the penetrating power in all things, the mover in all things, the mover of souls and the binder and regulator of humanity.
The disease which afflicts the body politic is lack of love and absence of altruism. When there is no real love, and the condition is such that, unless their susceptibilities are quickened by some power so that unity, love and accord may develop within them, there can be no healing, no agreement. Without love and unity there can be no progress or prosperity. Therefore, adhere to the power which creates this love and unity in our hearts. Science cannot cure the illness of the body politic. Science cannot create amity and fellowship in the human heart, nor can patriotism and racial allegiance effect a remedy. It must be accomplished solely though the divine bounties and spiritual bestowals by God.
Be Happy – Diversity is Still Beautiful