Don’t worry if the same person baptized you and your neighbor, “Be united.” Says Paul, using the root word for mending nets. Unity is not uniformity, but a coming together that transcends the diversity of differing gifts in the one body of Christ. The cross of Christ was God’s way of upending our ways of defining and valuing ourselves and one another. Diversity is expected in the wonderful world God has given us and certainly in the church. At the same time, the cross upends even the distinctions we celebrate when we are all one in Christ.
The song is ”My Faith Looks Up to Thee.” The sermon, service and this week’s tweets reference thebowencenter.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulation, Bailey-Rug, Boring and Craddock, George L. Betz, and Mary Hinkle Shore.
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