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“What we have to recover is our original unity.” – Thomas Merton


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


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.


The first followers of Jesus who bound together after having an experience of the risen Christ lived as a family.

It was all about oneness.

They shared their resources to make sure everyone was cared for.

This must have been how it was like living with Jesus before he was crucified.

These same followers were hiding and fearing for their lives before encountering the risen Christ.

Then they no longer feared.

They knew that death was not the end.

They knew that life would go on but in a changed manner.

They knew that they needed to continue the work Jesus began in caring for the poor, the sick and the imprisoned.

They had been through quite a traumatizing time and now they knew they could handle anything.

We can take comfort in this as we and the people of the world are all going through the trauma of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Great suffering has a way of making a person wake up and realize what things in life are important and what things are not.

Love lasts while possessions will disintegrate.

When you come down to it, everything that lives on this planet is in a relational matrix.

May we be of one heart and mind.


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 Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon 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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