May 272020
 

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:1–6)

We are meant to be one family; the “life worthy of the calling to which [we] have been called” (v. 1) is a life of unity. This is, of course, easier said than done, especially in our increasingly polarized world. But if we listen to the summons of this letter, we are given the recipe for unity: humility, gentleness, patience, bearing with one another in love, maintaining unity in the bond of peace. If we exemplify these qualities, then we will reflect the unity of God’s self, because there is one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God . . . one. We can be one as God is one.                   – rc

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