Child of God—Part 2

By Mary-Alice and Richard Jafolla


To be a child of God is the ultimate gift the universe can bestow. We are told, we are made in the image and likeness of God. Just as humanly we carry the genes of our parents, so we also bear the characteristics of our cosmic parent. The difference is that

we may not carry all of the characteristics of our human parents. One parent's eyes may be brown and the other's blue. They may be short and we may be tall. Hair color may vary and personalities too. But in the case of our divine inheritance, we inherit everything. God is love, and so we, too, are love. God is wholeness, so also are we. God is absolute abundance, and that is our nature as well. Whatever God is we are part of, because we are part of God. Any attribute of God must automatically reflect itself in each of us. How could it be otherwise?

Regrettably, we don't always realize who and what we are, and that leads to all kinds of unnecessary detours in the journey. In our frenzy to find what we already have, we search for something that was never lost. 

Why is it that we often refuse to claim what is ours by divine inheritance? Seldom taking advantage of all that is ours, we too often settle for so much less.

Being a child of God means we have complete access to all that God is. That's stupendous! It means we lack nothing, that each of us is special and crucially important to the Creator. All that "the Father" has is ours. What an incredible endowment! It's as if we have a bank account that can never be depleted, no matter what.


The ugly duckling could never be more than a duck until it realized that it was a graceful swan. A duck is all that it thought it was. What we believe about ourselves determines our lives. 

When we know, really know, that we are children of God, we will begin acting as if that were true. Children of God! Offspring of the Creator of the universe! Inheritors of all that God has!

It is God's good pleasure to give us the riches of the kingdom. A feast has been prepared for us. If we haven't begun to claim this absolute good, it is not too late. It is never too late. No matter how far we might have drifted, that unlimited good is always waiting quietly in the wings for us to accept it. Everything is there for us: peace, joy, health, prosperity, love. Whatever the Father has is ours. 

It is yours, today, because you are a child of God. Take your place at the banquet table.

The Quest In every human heart there exists the hope of connecting with "something more." Tucked away deep within us, a part of us has always sought—yearned for—that connection.

The Quest opens the way for that connection. It presents eternal truths in a contemporary and very personal way. Whether you are just beginning your own individual quest or desire a deeper spiritual understanding, this guidebook and the accompanying activity book, Adventures on the Quest, will lead you with warmth and practicality through the pilgrimage of your soul.