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Friday, July 24, 2015

We Really Do Need Each Other

"And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ . . . For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men? For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not mere men? What then is Apollos?" 
 
"And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one. I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth." (1 Corinthians 3:1-6)
 
I have an idea – not that I haven’t had the same idea before . . . but here it is again:
 
In light of the present and growing threat of increasingly sinister persecution against Christians in America and across the globe, how about if we as Christians do this –
 
Instead of Catholics telling Protestants, “You’re wrong. Come over to our side”, and Protestants telling Catholics, “You’re wrong. Come over to our side” – how about if we each instead say to the other: “Grow deeper in love with Jesus. Read the Word of God every day. Study it. Memorize it.”
 
And then let’s trust God to cause the growth.
 
The growing animosity against Christians regardless of label will only increase.
 
And we really do need each other.

2 comments:

Barb Schoeneberger said...

My philosophy exactly. Be what God wants us to be and let Him take care of the rest. Although this does not preclude us inviting non-Catholics to join the Church. The problem is in looking at the situation as if there are "sides" when there is only one Side, the Side of Christ.

Rich Maffeo said...

Amen and amen.