And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” (Mark 3:25)
Division is painful. We witness families splitting up, people of different cultures fighting with other, splitting up, political parties bickering about policy. Even our Church seems to be tearing itself apart at times.
Labels such as “ liberal” and “conservative” separate Christians and only serve to wound the Church. It may be a cliche to ask, “Why can’t we all just get along?” But seeking reconciliation is what we are called to do.
We are called to follow the lead of Jesus; whose mission was one of reconciliation. There are severed relationships in each of our lives that we could help mend. There may be a disgruntled family member or friend to whom we could reach out to in friendship. How will we continue Jesus’ healing work today?
-from David Nantais, Author