Tuesday, February 3, 2015

While the World Divides, the Church Kisses

A meditation on church unity.

Division. Separation. Segregation. Notice how normal and natural separation and division are to human society. We want to form relationships with those who are like us and to define ourselves in distinction from other people. We divide and separate from one another based on politics, music, clothing, education, accent, citizenship, and more.

Against this backdrop, the gospel speaks a counter-cultural message, a message that calls for disciples of Jesus to be made from all nations and then unites these different peoples into one community called the church. This community has such strong and vibrant unity it is best described as being “one body” (1 Cor. 12:13).

HT: Vermon Pierre