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God and Jesus have an eternal and perfect love. They are the holy Father and Son, and they have always been in communion with each other.
Imagine what it felt like for the Father to experience his Son die at the hands of his own creation. Imagine the pain the Father must have seeing his beloved son die so painfully. It must be a horrible feeling. Yet, that is what we celebrate. We celebrate the death of Jesus.
Most people would quickly assume that to be part of the Christian community you are part of the church. Others would assume that to be part of the community you affirm the beliefs of the Bible.
While these play a part of our community and are certainly involved in our experience as Christians, these aspects do not really express the heart of Christian community.
Unlike other communities, the Christian community finds their identity outside themself.
We are divided in so many different ways. Socially. Physically Politically. Spiritually. Emotionally. Experientially. How can we begin to bridge these divides? How can we approach this division?
Lord, cleanse my heart and my ways. Purify my heart and my feet as I approach your brilliance. Lead me in your ways. Teach me your righteous ways.
Lord Jesus, Almighty King and ruler of all. Raise your banner high on our hearts.