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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rally to Restore Unity

# RestoreUnity

Writer, blogger and speaker Rachel Held Evens came up with a great idea. Her idea was to unite Christians from all across the denominational spectrum in the pursuit of unity. Calvanists, Emergents, Arminians and everyone in between were encouraged to make a sign that spoke something of unity and God's love, in their own way. This event, "The Rally to Restore Unity",  calls attention to the reality that our love for Christ is the common thread that weaves us all together and far outweighs any doctrinal differences we might have. You can find out more about this event by going to her site: http://rachelheldevans.com/rally-to-restore-unity or visiting its community page on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/restoreunity

When I learned of the "Rally to Restore Unity" I immediately knew I wanted to participate and incorporate it in a blog post. In a world  plagued with darkness where war, famine, greed, poverty  and uncertainty run rampant, there has never been a more crucial time for us Christians to lay aside our differences and pick up the banner of love and compassion Christ has given us and stand in unity, for the sake of manifesting His Kingdom here on earth.

Isaiah 61 helps describe the purpose God has for His children. We are to: Proclaim good news to the poor,
bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
Arguing and throwing insults at one another (like heretic) only takes our eyes off the vision God has laid out for us.

My sign says: One God, One Church. For we are all members of the same church even if we don't always agree. And every member of the Body is vital for it's functioning...we need every hand and foot there is among us to fulfill God's will and bring peace and hope to others. My sign also gives a excerpt from a letter Thomas Merton wrote in response to a friend who wrote to him troubled about the inability of Anglicans and Romans to find common ground and harmony among each other. I hope it's not too small for you to read, if it is, here it is in larger font. I had condensed the passage for the sake of having enough room on the sign, here it is more in its entirety:

“…it is enough to be united with people in love and in the Holy Spirit…where there is a sincere desire for truth and real good will and genuine love, there God Himself will take care of the differences far better than any human or political ingenuity can…”

So, my question to you, is what would your sign say? Please leave your answer in the comments section, I'd love to hear it!


  1. We all believe in ONE GOD... Keep religion out of it!


  2. Hi Jessica -

    I love it, thank you. I've been on a never-ending quest for the truths in life; with God, people, places, events, and me. Everything!

    I wrote a blog yesterday but have not posted it, partly because I'm having issues with my New Post page in WordPress (I wonder if this is God's sign to me?).

    I have concerns about it and really want a few adult female opinions before posting it. My topic is about becoming a mother and motherhood; why a woman would opt-out of this! The blog may offend some and also, it is written from a man's perspective. Care to view it via an email? I do need a few women to read before posting it.

    I'm going to FB now (Blogicity). Have a nice day. :)

  3. I'd love to give it a read, send it over in a message via fb! You know, you can never have opinions that are wrong, for they are , indeed opinions...and it's always good to hear different perspectives...sometimes disagreements aren't all that bad because they can lead to some interesting dialogue and even a shared understanding at the end of it all. Anyways, thanks for stopping by :)~blessings

  4. I know NO religion,I believe that there a power that is guiding us all..

  5. Brilliant idea! One God indeed.. :)

  6. Alpana, there is certainly a power that is guiding us all...God :) Thanks for leaving your thoughts. ~blessings sister

  7. Louise, thanks for stopping by! ~blessings

  8. @ bjbohls – I’ll be happy to read it. Send to delramey@yahoo.com

    @ Jessica - my sign would be this song:
    Bind us together Lord, - Bind us together - with Chains that cannot be broken.
    Bind us together Lord, - Bind us together Lord - Bind us together with love.
    There is only one Lord, - There is only one King, - There is only one Body,
    And that is why we can sing...

  9. Beautiful Debra, simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)