"Uniting Christian & Jewish Clergy from Around the World"
Text: Ephesians 4:1-6
During the time of Paul or the disciples of Jesus Christ, they love one another
and they never fail to help widows, they save orphans from those who would hurt
them. If they have something, they give freely to the man who has nothing; if
they see a stranger, they take him home, and are happy, as though he were a real
brother. They don’t consider themselves brothers in the usual sense, but
brothers instead through the spirit, in God.
As human beings, we all belong to the same family. Even though we are divided by
all sorts of barriers and differences, “under the skin” we’re all the same (Acts
As believers in Jesus Christ, then, whatever our differences – denominations,
preferences, worship styles – we are one spiritual body that acknowledges the
same heavenly father (Eph 4:4-6).
The example of our spiritual forebears can be an instructive challenge to us as
disciples of Jesus in the world. Let’s do all we can to demonstrate our unity in
Christ. Unity in our diversity is the most effective witness to this sinful
world. Unity among Christians comes from their union with Christ.