Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2011

Guess what? We're supposed to be praying for Christian Unity from January 18th through January 25th!

Probably a good idea, even if this annual attempt at generating [Choose: a) more; b) some; c) any] positive regard among Christians wasn't already scheduled. Is it my imagination or are the right and left hands of the Body of Christ smacking each other around even more than usual these days?

Christian Unity? What the heck, why not? Here's my contribution to this week's conversation: instead of making up more/new prayers, how's about we do a little lectio divina on these key passages from the Nicene Creed:
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

Please note (again): the "c" in catholic is not capitalized for a reason.


  1. I am beginning to wonder that we are so disagreed (and sadly often so disagreeable) among ourselves it’s very hard for anyone else to consider uniting with us.
    Maybe we could unite for a day and just pick up garbage.

  2. Not at all Meredith : I'm using a "small c" definition here : all-inclusive; universal; broad in sympathies, tastes, understanding; liberal; :-))


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