Radical Inclusion

Healing divisions and restoring wholeness is the Christian mission.

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

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Acts 4:32

The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common.

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The first followers of Jesus carried on their teacher’s philosophy of life.

Though they were diverse…they were all one family.

Jesus spoke of this oneness.

He told his followers that when he rose “you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you” (John 14:20).

St. Paul got it. He said, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).

There was no separation.

They saw reality as truly one body of Christ.

This is how Jesus had been able to preach, “Love your enemies” (Matthew 5:44).

Unfortunately, this oneness cannot be seen with dualistic, ego-controlled minds.

When the heart is ignored and only the head is honored…delusion becomes the norm.

It’s time we opened our hearts again and stopped separating and ostracizing.

This is clearly the teaching of Jesus.

For this to happen…it will require much letting go through meditative and contemplative practice.

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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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