As Christians, we are united with one another by an even stronger bond. It is easy to forget, but the church is made up of people who have the most important thing in common: the forgiveness of sins and our love for Jesus Christ. Because of the work God has done in all our lives, we can embrace the uncomfortableness and live in community with people with whom we may not naturally connect. We are called to demonstrate our unity in Christ through love. It must start with us. We must pull together. And we must keep on trying. Christ’s prayer and Christ’s command is still that we be one as He is one with God, and that we love one another as He loves us. We are part of the holy catholic church, the church universal, gathered in Christ’s name. Amen.
- John 17:6-12