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Movies and books, plays and performances often depend upon a central theme that first catches and then holds our attention.

Love, cooperation, power, adversity, hope, confusion, certainty, exhilaration, fear, determination and discovery are just a few examples of those themes. Often the most successful media and entertainment endeavors focus on clever combinations of opposites.

Problems and solutions, heroes and villains, sins and salvations reflect our life experiences. We may not have the same journey, but we do have similar decisions as we grow, mature and develop.

A crucial theme explores our shared humanity, our shared planet, our shared DNA heritage.

Most people seem to realize that we actually do have more in common than not. We truly are more alike than different.

What is lacking, however, is the understanding that we share the same God and we share the same faith. For what is faith anyway? Belief in God and acting according to his word, as revealed to his children all throughout our history.

It is God’s love, God’s power and God’s existence in our lives that is the unifying force that binds humanity together?

“The candle of thine heart is lighted by the hand of my power, quench it not with the contrary winds of self and passion. The healer of all thine ills is remembrance of me, forget it not. Make my love thy treasure and cherish it even as thy very sight and life.”

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— Baha’u’llah, “The Hidden Words

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