Monday, June 6, 2011

We Are All In This Together

My beautiful and amazing wife often remarks that "we are all in this together".  It's a good phrase to remember during the tough days.  When driving to work and the traffic slows, it's the man or woman who cuts through traffic, the person that is only out for themselves that doesn't understand that we are all in this together.  The rude, the mean, the arrogant and the selfish does not bring us together.
In a deeply broken and sinful world, humility and thinking more highly of others is often absent.  The example of Jesus through service, compassion and love shows us one of many paths we daily walk.
It's a new week and we have a chance to live into a life of service, or go back to our selfish ways.  Check your bank account, your calendar and your relationships- is there selfishness or God honoring service?
A life focused on Jesus does what is right, not what is popular.  It's easy to speak or write these words, it's much more difficult to live into them.
So let's think about a few things.
If you can recycle in your community, then remember, we are all in this together.
When you see a single mom struggling with her kids, please remember, we are all in this together.
If someone else needs that promotion at work, help them get it, and not because they will do something for you, but because it's the right thing to do- we are all in this together.
Some people get this- like firefighters, the police, EMT's, nurses, docs and many, many others.
Do you get it?  Does our church get it?
If more of us got it, there would be less homeless, hungry, death, suffering, pain, hurt, struggle, anger, divorce, hatred...
We are all in this together.
I pray and hope that phrase sparks us to action.  We are one body, one faith, one church, one people and with one God of all.
We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord.
We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord.

We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord.
We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord.
And we pray that all unity may one day be restored.

And they'll know we are Christians by our love
By our love
Yes they'll know we are Christians by our love.
Go in peace and go with God

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