living things

Denotes all living things on earth, which seem to be physical or biological entities, but which are really parts of God's one Son and are still as God created them. In other words, their true nature is the same as ours. Despite their physical appearances, they are infinite, eternal spirit, part of God and one with us. They are blessed by our forgiving thoughts and in turn recognize the Christ in us (see W-pI.156.4-5). Since the word "living" here does not fundamentally refer to biological life (see life), "living things" seems to include not only animals and plants but waves, wind (see W-pI.156.4), streams (see W-pI.109.6-7) and grains of sand see T-28.IV.9.