This world that we presently call home; this fading temporary abode, is a world that stands fiercely divided. Now, of course, I don’t refer to the physical landmass we call planet earth, I speak of the people who populate it. On every hand as one beholds, one sees division and schism — person against person, tribe against tribe, kingdom against kingdom and, nation against nation. Despite the efforts of global diplomacy and political treaties, there’s one thing that man will never legislate, and that is true lasting peace.
While a world stands divided, the Church of Jesus Christ is called to be united!! For what did our Lord Jesus pray in that great high priestly prayer on the eve of His crucifixion? “That they all may be divided?” No!! “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me” (Jn. 17:21).