Is Jesus a unifier or divider?

I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.”

John 10:16

It’s hard not to feel discouraged when the unity Jesus speaks of seems so far from today’s reality. But maybe this is the already-but-not-yet of the Christian faith: even in a country as divided as the United States, Jesus is already the great unifier. Maybe it’s time the rest of us started to catch up as unifiers, too.

Cara Meredith is a speaker and writer from Seattle, Washington. She is co-host of Shalom in the City’s monthly book club podcast and holds a Master’s of Theology (Fuller Seminary). Connect with her on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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