“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.”
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.