Brothers and sisters: We, though many, are one Body in Christ and individually parts of one another. (Romans 12:5)
It’s Election Day and, while our candidates have expressed taken tough stances against one another, we need to remember that we are “one Body in Christ and individually parts of one another.” Battle lines are drawn at state and federal levels and people have chosen sides in the impeachment of our President, but we need to remember that we are still “one Body in Christ!” Some have cast immigrants and refugees as evil and criminals. Some call minorities hateful things and use racist language when speaking of them. Some call those receiving food stamps or government assistance lazy or freeloaders. Some say that anyone who goes to a different church than them is a heretic or incapable of salvation. Some say that if you vote differently, love differently, believe differently, or work for a rival company that you’re condemned or an enemy worthy of destruction. How do any of these examples fit with St. Paul’s words that “We, though many, are one Body in Christ and individually parts of one another?” They don’t fit! We are ONE! We are ALL members of the Body of Christ for we are ALL made in the image of God and we are ALL his children! It’s time we quit splintering and tearing apart what God has created and it’s time we come together for love and for the betterment of our home, our community, our county, our state, our nation, our workplace, our church, our world! A house divided cannot stand, so let us stand for love, for peace, for mercy, for charity, for compassion, and for the LORD, my sisters and brothers in Christ! Amen!
on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 9:03AM