Original Unity

“We are already one. But we imagine we are not.” – Thomas Merton

(Listen to my song “All Are One” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Mark 10:31

“But many that are first will be last, and [the] last will be first.”


Our culture is obsessed with being first.

Whoever is firstwins.

Everyone else loses.

The victor is praised and glorified.

Jesus says this is not the way of God.

In the realm of God…being last is considered the best.

Jesus teaches those who are first to reach out to those who are last to help them.

He actually teaches not only to reach out to those in need…but to join them.

That’s because, in reality, we are all one in the body of Christ.

We share in the One Life.

When we live in this truth…there is no first or last.

As Thomas Merton stated in The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton: “What we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be, is what we are.”

It is from this foundation that Jesus commanded us to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44).

If you identify as “Christian” then you are a follower of Jesus…and therefore are supposed to be working for this kind of world.


Listen to the song of the day “All Are One” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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