Stop Rearranging Prejudices
A little boy's friend invited him to church one evening. "I can't," he said. "I belong to a different abomination."
We all belong to different abominations! That boy hit on something!
Jesus said, "People will see that you belong to me by your love for one another." In his final prayer on earth, he asked that all who believe would be swept together in the love between the Father and the Son. And here we are, separated by our abominations—sometimes bitterly.
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Of course, the worldwide body of Christ has many differences. We need them! But remember, we are the body of Christ: various members, one body. Jesus himself heads this body, his glorious church. Our jobs are ecumenical. That's the high calling of our daily work.