"Preach the gospel at all times; if necessary, use words."
Saint Francis of Assisi
Sunday, November 18, 2012
My family consisted of me, two sisters and a brother. We were siblings because we came from the same family. I'm sure there were times when they did not want to call me their brother, but they didn't have a choice. Nor do we. When I see someone calling God Father and Jesus Savior, I meet a brother or sister--regardless of the name of their church or their denomination.
What would happen--I know this is a crazy thought--but what would happen if all the churches agreed, on a given day, to change their names to simply "church?" What if reference to any denomination were removed and we were all just Christians? Then we Christians wouldn't be known for what divides us; instead we'd be known for what unites us--our common Father.
Crazy idea? Perhaps. But I think God would like it. It was His to begin with.
"Christ accepted you, so you should accept each other, which will bring glory to God." Romans 15:7 Max Lucado