Perhaps I am being presumptuous. I don’t have the permission of the ladies who wrote these posts, and the thought is my own. Nevertheless, I tend to think of God’s child as a companion piece to RESISTANCE? Why? Well, if we deny the humanity of another person — if we hate them just for not being in accord with what we want — then we must give up our rights as a child of God.
The flowers of the earth do no grudge at one another,
though one be more beautiful and fuller of virtue than another;
but they stand kindly one by another, and enjoy one
“Who hates his neighbor has not the rights of a child.”
And not only has he no rights as a child, he has no “father”.
God is not my father in particular, or any man’s father (horrible presumption and madness!);
no, He is only father in the sense of father of all,
and consequently only my father in so far as He is the father of all.
When I hate someone or deny God is his father,
it is not he who loses, but I:
for then I have no father.
This is how we know who the children…
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