Tuesday, July 11, 2017
may we be one
St Ignatius of Antioch talks about unity today in A Year with the Church Fathers. He says that we should work toward unity in the body of Christ.
Did you know that the Bible records Jesus praying for YOU? Read the Scripture in the pic above. That's YOU He's talking about. And He's praying that YOU and I and all of the other Christians in the world will be one, as He and the Father are one.
Now, we might disagree about what that unity looks like. Being Catholic, I would hope that everyone would be Catholic, like me. Some might hope that we could all unify under a sort of "mere Christianity" like Lewis delineated in his book by that name.
But I can tell you for sure what it DOES mean. It means loving each other. It means praying for each other. It means working toward getting along with other Christians. It means ecumenical dialogue. It means being patient while God heals His body, which was wounded so grievously during the last 2000 years.
Let's work and pray for unity, and join our prayers to Jesus's.
God, thank You for working in Your body to heal us, and make us one as You and Jesus are One.