A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, February 23
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit- just as you were called to one hope when you were called- one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
I wonder what God thinks of all of the different denominations of Christian faith we have found it necessary to create and stand behind. Maybe He is happy that everyone finds Him in their own way. But when these become divisions and not unique and holy differences, God must be sad. These verses remind me to celebrate and look for the things we have in common, not the differences. We are, after all, worshiping the one true God.
Father God, help me to see what I have in common with others, and not focus on the differences. Help to heal our Methodist Church. Amen