Sunday, 17 April 2011
Not one of us ...
Jesus replied, "Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. For whoever is not against us is for us. Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward". Mark 9:38-41.
I suppose it is in our human nature to say that someone does not belong to us because he does not believe what we believe.
What Jesus is teaching us here is that if we truly believe in Him, the Son of God, then we can’t possibly be against Him.
Yet, two thousand years later we still differentiate between our denomination and that of others. We say that we believe in this, and they believe in that. We know we are right, and they must be wrong because …
Instead of rejoicing in what unites us, we waste time arguing and debating on what divides us.
Jesus also said: “In my Father’s house are many rooms …” John 14:2.
I’ve just realized why. It is to put each denomination in a separate room so He can have some peace and quiet without our incessant arguing.