We all live in our little boxes.
Even family live in their separate rooms.
When we congregate in public invisible walls still separate us.
Occasionally someone will cross the boundary and speak to a stranger but that is rare.
The objective is not to treat our family like we treat everyone else but to treat everyone like a member of our family.
God looks for improvement.
Improvement on this stalemate.
It seems to me that fear stops us going further.
We are not prepared to take that extra step.
When the fear reduces in God's presence you find that people begin to talk to you.
They sense the friendliness, the love that replaces the fear.
If God is our father then everyone is my brother and my sister.
When we realize this the fear begins to leave us and it is replaced with love.