The trouble with blessings like unity is that we often miss out of the blessing while it is right in front of us.
A small band of volunteers leaves the rural church. It is their turn to make the Sunday morning trek to the fledgling Laotian congregation in the nearby city.
How can we move toward unity in the Christian church when the contemporary Christian scene includes multiplied thousands of denominations, all claiming to profess the Christian faith?
Unity has never been an easy thing for fallen humans, and the people of God are not excluded from this.
There is much work to be done for the church to be a transforming influence in our world. It’s not a task we can tackle on our own; we need each other, both those with whom we agree and those with whom we don’t.
If we are brothers and sisters, then we are family – and as we all know, families have plenty of disagreements and arguments. But if we are family – the family of God, as brothers and sisters in Christ – then we stick together.