When I read the comics during breakfast, I discovered that today in “Unity Day.” During lunch I learned that someone had sent several bombs. One or more human beings were bent on blowing to pieces other human beings.
I was intending to write about our unity in Christ. The bombs add a measure of urgency to the subject. We are falling far short of the image held up in Psalm 133:1&3, “Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers (and sisters) dwell in unity…for there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.”
In Ephesians St. Paul writes of God’s plan to unite all things in the universe and beyond in Christ. He exhorts us to strive for unity amongst ourselves. “I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
We are under constant bombardment with political ads in which candidates tear down the other person with at best half-truths and plenty of untruths tossed in. This cannot help but have a negative influence on us. Therefore, I need to remember I not only live in this fallen world, but also in God’s kingdom. As we often pray: “Thy Kingdom come.”