Educating for the Lived Gospel #253

Jesus said, ‘I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.’ (John 17:20-21)

We who believe in Jesus Christ are joined in faith – but the human obstacles that have been created through history! Only a fool would waive schisms but a course in trinitarian theology with other Christian denominations 20 years ago convinced me that what unites (implicit in this passage) is much greater than what divides us.

There are so many forces at work in the world that focus solely on the tangible. Yet faith like love is intangible – but no less real. It is vital that young people see the care and connection, since God is love, between people of faith, as well as the embracing of difference as another facet of the body of Christ. Our community of faith is enriched by the contribution of each member.

Have a great week!
Patrick

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