One Body

All are invited, welcomed and accepted in the realm of God.

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


Romans 1:5-6

Through him we have received grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith, for the sake of his name, among all the Gentiles, among whom are you also, who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.


The grace of apostleship is bestowed on all.

That means everyone.

It comes to us…as St. Paul states…by grace.

We are all called to belong to Jesus Christ.

And…for those who think that’s preachy…I hear you.

But I don’t believe this means you have to sign up to any set of particular beliefs.

Jesus of Nazareth is one thing…but the risen Christ is another.

Christ is the Love of the universe that holds everyone and everything together as one.

It is Sacred Unity.

I think that is the theological message behind Jesus’ statement, “And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself” (John 12:32).

No matter who you are, what you believe or what you’ve done…you are being drawn to the Unconditional Lover of all.

In Christ…you belong.


Listen to the song of the day “All Are Welcome” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music 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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