Our expanded concept of family includes all people.
The people we call family are united by birth, like minds, or spiritual connectivity. No matter how we define and develop our family unit, we can expand our vision. We are all children of God, linked in spiritual oneness with each other and kindred souls regardless of our cultural or perceived differences. As with immediate and extended family, we may not always see eye to eye or connect heart to heart. During those times, let’s remember that those who may be the hardest to relate to as family could very well be the people needing our compassion and prayers the most. Together we are members of a divinely created, universal family.
As God said, “I will live in them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”—2 Corinthians 6:16