Friday, September 01, 2006

Real unity

My church operates a seminary, and each Friday, the president of the seminary sends out a note "In the Nick of Time." This week's edition exegetes the parable of the flock and the fold in John 9, and points out that those in the fold are kept by an external force--the walls and gate of the sheepfold--while the flock is kept together by the voice of the Shepherd. The first is external, the second internal.

Dr. Bauder ends with a plea; if we desire unity, let us not talk about unity, but let us talk about and desire Christ. In doing so, we shall attain real unity.

3 comments:

David McCrory said...

It sounds as if your president has much wisdom.

Polka Dotted Pickles said...

Yeah, unity is certainly lacking!

Bike Bubba said...

David--I tend to think so. And "pickles," absolutely. When we neglect the Gospel in favor of our habit of the day, we end up splintered.

Sigh.