Unity is not about being the same

PUBLISHED: 09:22 11 December 2012

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI

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It is about being together in faith, hope and love.

After an evening with very good friends in the pub at Dalwood, I am tempted to write about how I am so often right and others have not reached my level of enlightenment yet! Of course you all know that isn’t true. None of us are always right, with answers for every problem or a thought out response for every issue.

Whether it’s politics, faith, sex, education, banks or whatever, each of us have different opinions –some of those opinions strongly held. At the end of a discussion (or argument) the most important part is not that one of us has ‘won’ but that we remain friends, and continue to love and respect each other.

The book of Psalms says ‘how wonderful it is when brothers and sisters live together in unity’ – thank God that unity is not about being the same, but being together in faith, hope and love.


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