There’s much, it seems, that would divide us. But we recognize that there’s more, much more, that unites us when we understand everyone’s oneness with God.
In one of the most tumultuous moments in history, Christ Jesus was taken away by his adversaries to be tried and crucified. Just before that, he prayed to God that his disciples “may be one.” Yet Jesus’ loving concern didn’t stop there. He continued to widen his prayer to include all humanity: “I pray not for them alone, but also for those who will believe on me through their preaching: that they all may be one, as you, Father, are in me, and I in you; that they may also be one in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (John 17:20, 21, New Matthew Bible). During turbulent times before and after elections, and in the midst of other times of mental and physical unrest in our own countries and in the world, we can lean on and trust Jesus’ prayer for all humanity – that we may be, and truly are, one.
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