Even when we don’t see eye to eye, there’s a divine basis for feeling and expressing “a softened look, a kinder thought” toward one another, as this poem highlights.

If the two of us do not see eye to eye,
then let us meet in the encircling glow
of what we truly see – a sister, a brother,
a child of our Father-Mother.
To embrace this loving light
brings a gentleness to our common tie,
a softened look, a kinder thought,
a heart won over, as Christ draws back the veil
and repentant eyes now glimpse
the perfect likeness always there –
a cherished gleam of God’s own countenance.

With one Father, even God, the whole family of man would be brethren; and with one Mind and that God, or good, the brotherhood of man would consist of Love and Truth, and have unity of Principle and spiritual power which constitute divine Science.
Mary Baker Eddy, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” pp. 469-470

Poem originally published in the Sept. 2001 issue of The Christian Science Journal.

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