BODY OF ONE

Today’s prayer to Passage comes from the book ‘The Church Fractured: A Fresh Call to Unity’ by Finis Canvender PhD

Today I pray, “Dear God, What is to be said about living with one accord, in harmony and agreement?”

I concentrated on the book and was brought to page 20:

“In the twenty centuries since Jesus walked on the Earth, we have divided and divided again. Should any of us have reason to hope for eternal life? We have focused on differences so long that all we see are the differences! If we can unite on a few basic truths of the New Testament, we will be considerably closer to the unity for which Jesus prayed.”
—FINNIS CANVENDER PHD

We do seem to focus on differences far too much. What’s that all about? I don’t get it. Jesus prayed for unity. Everyone is offered grace, however long we may argue and try to win wars about who does and does not deserve grace. Harmony waits in the wings of angels who wish so very much that we would all unite in God’s love.

But we divide and judge, divide and judge. Isn’t it time for one accord; humanity? The very presence of humanity shows us that we are not alone. Why can’t this be enough? I know we are not going to agree on everyday items — and even the largest seeming human endeavors such as belief in God. But what of the same difference of having differences?

The fact that we will not always agree on everything is the very fact we all have in common. So let’s check ourselves before we wreck ourselves. Cue the harmonica. “Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. The answer is blowin’ in the wind.”

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