“What we have to recover is our original unity.” – Thomas Merton
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“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
For Jesus, it was all about relationship and oneness.
And, yes, you might remember him saying that he actually came to bring division (Luke 12:51-53).
But we know by the entirety of the gospel that Jesus wanted unity through love.
As for the division he spoke of, Jesus knew that when he preached that all people should be treated equally and that all must care for the poor – basically that all should be one – that those holding the power and the money would not react kindly.
People want to have their enemies.
Sometimes it seems that people only know who they are – by knowing who they are against!
But Jesus wanted us to get past the illusion of separation that human-constructs create.
He prayed to God that all may be one as God is in him and that all people “also may be in us” (John 17:21).
St. Paul understood that statement when 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).
Which brings me back to today’s scripture verse.
There is a mystical-oneness when two or three or more of us recognize it.
All of creation is being drawn to this oneness in God as if in labor pains (Romans 8:22).
And as St. Paul went on to say that nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:39).
May we all be living signs of this message.
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Remember: God loves you!
Great message Bill. What we really need right now.