Christian unity depends on love, writer says - Catholic Courier

Christian unity depends on love, writer says

To the editor:

Jesus’s prayer is for all to share His Word with each other.

He followed His Father’s will, dying on the Cross and rising to Heaven, bringing us hope in life eternal.

His prayer for the Church was that all its members would be one as He and His Father are one.

He prayed for the unity of personal relationships, a unity of love.

Christians will never organize their churches in the same way. They will never worship God all in the same way. They will never even all believe precisely in the same things.

But Christian unity can transcend these differences and join us together in love.

The cause of Christian unity has been injured and hindered because we loved our own ecclesiastical organizations, our creeds, and our ritual(s), more than loving each other.

If we loved each other, no church would exclude anyone who was Christ’s disciple.

Only love can tear down barriers that we erect between each other and our churches.

It is our individual duty to love each other!

Arlee Valentine


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