Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Truth, what Truth? - Prayers for Christian Unity

In recent years, I have traveled quite frequently for business. One place was Tillamook, Oregon. It is a small town of approximately 6000 people and famous for its cheese. Upon entering the town, there is a cross with 19 names of local churches listed. This cross begs the question of "Truth" and shows us the clear problem of division in Christianity. Each proclaims to have "the truth". I know first-hand how hard it can be to dialogue with others who share different views of faith. Most of the time, the discussions are not pleasant and don't leave one at a state of peace.

Putting differences aside, this week (Jan 18-25) is focused on prayer for Christian Unity.

Let us all pray "that they may all be one" (John 17:21)


It is sad that Christianity is so divided and full of dissension. Catholic Answers has a great tract on the Church's foundation, called "Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth".

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