The Church is one because it’s founder is one. Jesus compels a choice because he speaks and acts in the very person of God. Jesus is not one teacher among many. And therefore those who walk in his way must be exclusively with him. When we accept God and Jesus Christ, we reject any political party, or any set of ideas that claim to be the ultimate truth. Bishop Barron said that a Christian is someone who, at the fundamental level of his or her being, is centred on the one God of Jesus Christ. This explains why, on the last night of his life on earth, while sitting at supper with his disciples, the core of the church, Jesus prayed “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one.” It is safe to assume, that one reason our church is so divided, is that many of us, do not have Christ as the centre of our lives. We follow many other things while also claiming to follow Christ. No wonder there are so many fractions and divisions in the church. Let us pray for unity.
Prayer: Abba Father, make us all one again, let every Christian’s life be rooted only in you, the one true God. Amen.