I respect all beings as unique expressions of God.
A tree has branches in all shapes and sizes. Each branch, while different, is an expression of the tree, just as all life is an expression of God. All life is God, expressing and manifesting in the physical world. I feel a deep sense of admiration and high regard for the unique expressions of life all around me. I show respect to my fellow human beings, animals, and the environment by treating them with love—just as I desire to be treated. I, too, am a manifestation of the Divine and understand the importance of treating myself with love and care. I show respect for my life and all others, for we are all unique expressions of God.
Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.—1 Corinthians 8:6