12.7.10

Unity?

Bonhoeffer explains unity in these terms:
The unity of the New Testament is not "one theology and one rite, one opinion upon all things both public and private, and one mode of conduct in life," but rather "one body and one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism. . ."(The communion of the Saints, p.137).


Are we them aiming for something impossible in our attempts to please all the people all of the time? Can our decisions to consecrate women as bishops also make provision for those, whom for theological reasons, can not accept their leadership? Are we attempting a unity that can never be and are we not united by something all the more crucial and cruciform?

Are we getting lost in the minutiae and losing the big picture?

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