Due to the overwhelming response from Christian organizations and churches the bill did not succeed. It reminded me of how God calls us, within the Body of Christ, to have unity with one another. When we work in harmony and recognize the elements that we have in common, and agree to disagree on the differences, anything can be achieved. For when our eyes and hearts are fixed on God, our hands joined together and all parts of the Body are aligned and functioning properly, anything is possible. For when God is for us, what can possibly stand against us?
The fruit that was born through the unity of these churches banning together was the promotion of compassion and empathy. They dropped their potential doctrinal differences for the pursuit of peace and to shine the light of Christ among the poor, letting them know that they have advocates. Letting them experience the love of Christ in action.
Below is the video. I found it inspiring and would love to hear your thoughts!
Some verses that speak of unity:
Ephesians 4:2-62 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Psalm 133:11 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
John 17:2323 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
1 Corinthians 1:1010 I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.
Any thoughts? I'd love to hear them! Please leave them in the comments section. Thank you!