On this blog, I have frequently typed out my thoughts about finding unity and learning to see what unites us instead of what divides us. My passion for this unity comes out of life experience, both as the critic and as the critiqued. Although I do my best to strive for unity I have never had a stronger desire to see the church join together as I have over the past few months.
We are in a broken and hurting world. A world that now, more than ever, is looking for answers. But who will help them find those answers? It should be the church but in order for the church to do this we must remember what truly matters. For too long we have bickered and argued over the most petty of things failing to realize that we are all on the same team, trying to do the same thing.
Today, I write this post asking all of us to consider what the church and the world could be like, if we put aside our differences and joined together as ONE? What if we stopped the bickering and fighting and just focussed on what really mattered? What if we stopped caring about doctrinal differences and theology, thinking it’s somehow our place to judge others, and learned to care more about people like Jesus did?
If the greatest commandment is to love (1 Corinthians 13:13) then maybe we should ask ourselves, if we were truly following the very thing our faith rests upon, would we have all of these problems the church is facing? It’s something to think about and something I’m convinced we can still change!