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Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ
4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 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.
Unity in Christ is essential in every aspect of our lives. In our friendships, family circles, business relationships and intimate relationships, our walk and lifestyle as followers of Jesus Christ and his teachings should be the nucleus of our makeup.
The Word says to make, “Every Effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” To me that includes every aspect of life.
This week, we recognized the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Dr. King would always say he emmulated his philosophy on violence from Ghandi and his spiritual philosophy from Jesus.
I, in the same way, along with my Christian foundation, I take my actions of walking and talking from Thich Nhat Hanh, who is a Zen Master of a Buddhist monastic village in France. Plum Village began in 1982 as a small, rustic farmstead, and has today grown into Europe’s largest Buddhist monastery, with over 200 resident monks and nuns, living and practising in four hamlets spread out across the French countryside.
Dr. King nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize. https://www.mindfulnessdc.org/mlkletter.html.
Do all that you can to walk in peace and love every day. I love you with an amazing and everlasting love.
Walk with us Lord…