by Fady Eldeiry
…What comes to mind
I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:1-5
Our common goal was laid out right here; to keep the unity, be humble and gentle, patient, baring with one another in love…. There’s so much in this little passage! Again, only the Holy Spirit can help us do all this.
Jesus’ prayer in John 17: 23I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. 25“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
Jesus knew we would not be unified all the time. We have to spend so much energy on this, it’s not easy, but with the Holy Spirit, He’ll make us one if we ask Him.
God bless everyone who wants this and give you strength.