We ARE one today. As Christians, as churches, we ARE one. We are part of the same body. We are brothers and sisters. We are family. We are. We aren’t given another choice or option today. We are one.
Even if we don’t like each other. Even if we don’t agree with each other. Even if we have different worship styles. Or views of communion or baptism or church structure or any of these things. We are one.
Listen to what it says today in 1 Corinthians 12: 12-14:
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many.
Now, it’s ok to have different views. To say we are one isn’t to say that we always agree with each other. Or like the same thing. Or view it the same way. But it means this. We are family. We are on the same side. We are on the same team. We have the same goal. We have the same purpose.
We have the same Lord, and are made to drink of the same spirit.
As John Wesley said “If your heart beats with my heart in love and loyalty to Christ, give me your hand.”
We are family. So, let’s stop fussing with each other. Let’s support each other as churches and as individuals. Let’s show the world the love of Christ, by first loving each other.
We are one. Really. Lets love in that way.
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