In his book Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck wrote

Maybe man has one big Soul, that everyone is part of. 

It has taken me many years to get around to reading this book; a book essentially about people's struggle for survival. On the whole, it is quite a depressing book, but this quote really stuck with me. 

What does it mean to be human? That Human Spirit that ties us all together, where ever we live on this planet one thing is true, we all have the same hopes and fears, we all go to bed on an evening with a silent prayer for a better tomorrow, the specifics of that prayer may differ in content, but where ever in the world we are, the human aspect of us has a need.

This being a truth, it tells us that we essentially are all the same, we have the same needs, the same wants, the same hopes, and we all prayer to the same God, whatever name we give to him. 

Spiritualism teaches us through our second Principle, The Brotherhood of Man, that we are all the same no matter what size, colour or creed, there is no superior race, just the human race, and there is more that unites us than divides us. We are all in this together, part of the same human Soul. 

All are parts on one stupendous whole, whose body nature is and God the Soul. Nobody lives alone we are all interdependent on each other.

(Taken from the SNU Respect card / Lyceum Manual)

Minister Jackie Wright