“As we draw near to Christ, we are drawn near to each other.”
Really? At first I was dubious about this, but lately, I realized it is true. Christians must be aware of the uniting factor that binds all Christians together – the love of Christ and the peace that goes with it. No matter what religion certain Christians belong to and no matter what church they attend to every Sunday (or any day of the week), there is this commonality that keeps us “connected”.
Having fellowship with “other Christians” involves thinking, too. We must have our own stand as persons and not be easily swayed by the alluring, flashy, and sometimes deceiving preferences of other self-proclaimed “Christians”.
In this generation and age, I guess we have to accept the unfortunate truth that there are also “Christians” who intentionally deviate from the truth. They have their personal reasons for doing so and it is beyond our power to find out about each of these unique reasons. Regardless, we should stand firm in the faith we know and personally believe in.
For He himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.
The Lord is the main source of peace to many. I hope that the thought of Him will give me peace right now because I really need it at this very moment. As I harbour bitter sentiments towards certain people, I hope that the thought of Him will save me from getting to the point of hating them altogether because at the end of the day, they are my brothers and sisters in Christ and I am supposed to love them.
July 19th 20**