Be honest. Don’t you wish everyone would think and be like you? If you could turn everyone else into “you,” the world would be six billion times better. I am not kidding.
Furthermore, you actually have the power to do so.
Not only would it be a good thing to turn everyone else into copies of “you,” God wants you to do precisely just that! In fact, it is actually one of God’s great commandments. The commandment is to love thy neighbor as oneself.
Confused? Let me explain.
God really does want us to look at others and see ourselves. But this is not to be understood as a spreading out of one’s self-centeredness in all directions. It is an act of humility.
When one person loves another as him or herself, he or she will then see the other in oneself, and oneself in the other. This spiritual love and consciousness is called empathy.
It is not the multiplication or the forcing of one’s will upon everyone else, either. It is the harmonious unification of the wills of many.
This unites one person with another. And even better, unites one society with another.
This union does not superimpose our likeness upon another person. Rather, it allows us all to take on the likeness of the Lord God, who is Divine Love.
Heaven is a likeness of the Lord because it consists of those who live in spiritual love and unity. Heaven on earth is the adoption of neighborly love by all its terrestrial citizens.
This is the deeper meaning within God’s command to be “fruitful and multiply.” God wants us each to increase the good in the world.
That would indeed make the world six billion times better.