3 Mar

Such a word is UNITY!

It evokes feelings and ideas and imagery of times past, present and into the future. Some say we are too divided in 2023 as a society, culture, country and world. If we do not see eye to eye then perhaps we can’t see one another. Period. How in the world did we get so impatient with one another? Can’t we agree to disagree on some ideals and still love one another?

Years ago this was easier to do as people often did not discuss “sensitive subjects” with one another. It was polite protocol to avoid controversy so as to be able to have continued connections with those with whom we disagreed. Today it is nearly impossible to be “in union” with certain folks. We have grown impatient as a society. I want it to be different.

Unity means “the state of being united or joined as a whole.” That Oxford Dictionary definition is pretty straightforward and easy to comprehend.

Scripture teaches us about unity as well.

1 Corinthians 1:10

I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

Philippians 2:2

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Colossians 3:14

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Romans 12:4-5

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Food for thought…

Is there really unity among us that we have somehow buried, ignored or forgotten?

If so, how do we bring it back?

If not, how sad for us!

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