We point fingers.
We divide even further.
And the Good News is lost!
Church...it is time. It is time that we rediscover our ability to live in unity in the midst of our disagreements. It is critical that we find a way to celebrate the wonderful good news of the gospel of grace and honor our differences by caring enough to listen to one another. It is imperative that we commit ourselves to living gospel together, in spite of our deep divergent convictions, for an already splintered world hungry for something different.
It is time Church! It is time!
So I write these words to make a statement.
I recommit myself to listening. I recommit myself to doing the hard work of not being so protective of my beliefs that I become nothing more than a "resounding gong or a clanging cymbal." I recommit myself to working toward unity.
I need you to hold me accountable to this. It will not be easy. However, I know that if we cannot work toward the kind of unity for which Jesus prayed our witness about Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ may hang in the balance.
It is my prayer that we may truly become one.