Diverse Yet One

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To see one in all and all in one is to break through the great barrier which narrows one’s perceptions of reality.” – Thich Naht Hanh

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Matthew 18:20

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

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For Jesus, it was all about the community.

It was not about individualism.

It was about sharing and relationship.

Jesus told his followers that when two or three got together in his name, that he was present.

His real presence was right there.

Jesus sent his followers out in pairs (Mark 6:7).

This two or three or more were actually the body of Christ.

St. Paul knew this.

He said, “As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12).

Paul went on to say, “Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27).

We are all connected in Christ, meaning, in the Life-Sustaining-Creative-Energy-of-Existence.

When we live in conscious awareness of this, we are literally in-the-Flow.

We are, in religious lingo, doing God’s will.

Unfortunately, many are living in the delusion of dualism.

They are dividing people and everything else into what’s in and what’s out.

This is opposed to what Jesus taught.

He prayed that all may be one as God is in him and he is in God (John 17:21).

Then Jesus said to God, “I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one” (John 17:22).

We are clearly called to unity, to be both diverse and one.

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

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Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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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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