St. Paul implores Christians -- then and now -- to be united
by Renae Bauer
Sunday’s second reading caught my attention. It’s the beginning of Paul’s letters to the church of Corinth in which he states in plain terms that we Christians are to be united with each other AND in Christ. He writes, “agree in what you say, and that there be no divisions among you. … Is Christ divided?”
We live in times that feel very divided but if I look for unity I can see my Christian brothers and sisters working together. Different denominations are co-sponsoring a food pantry in the area, hosting prayer events throughout the year, and helping to shelter people who are without.
How will I take Paul’s words to heart? What words and actions of mine let others know that Christians are united in their love of Christ, His mission, and His people?
Renae, this is a beautiful reflection. Thank you. For me it is to witness as a disciple of Jesus in prayer, fostering attitudes of holiness, to share life, faith, and encouragement with others and share the good news of God’s love in word and deed.