... in every thorny, necessary, beautiful conversation involving significant disagreement within the Body of Christ:
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in 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 you all.
What a remarkable hymn to Christian unity.
And how much more remarkable when apprehended as a whole!
How mutually informative the seven unities become!
one God and Father
How central the life of the Trinity in the life of the Body!
How exhaustive and all encompassing the presence of God in his people!
To Him be the glory, both now and forever, Amen!