One evening, I was part of two different events in which the others in attendance were mostly fellow parishioners. One was social; one was more of a charitable endeavor. I finished at one and went straight to the other.
Both groups became engaged in discussions of the same topic. The dominant view of the topic was, I'd say, exactly 180 degrees away from the general opinion among those at the second.
We might struggle sometimes to figure out what unity in the Body of Christ means. There are no simplistic answers, but it seems to me any answer at all begins with acknowledging the fact and the gift that all of us gathered today around the world will be praying the Psalmist’s words, giving voice to the same, shared ancient yearning for wholeness, peace and love.
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