Christian Unity Week was over two days ago. I missed my chance to be kind to fellow Christians, and to acknowledge that we serve one God. Bummer. I’ll have to wait another year.
It was hard, resisting it, what with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity involved, and it also having the blessing of the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches and the Joint Working Group for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
But it was the right thing to do. Just as God never sleeps or slumbers, our devotion to Christ and working with other Christians must not falter nor stop. We have to be wise in what we do, but it’s awful hard to misinterpret Ephesians 4:4-6
There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
Or from The Message:
You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly. You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.
And it’s in that spirit (Spirit) that I hereby declare Christian Unity Second, starting now, repeating eternally.