Thursday, 30 September 2010

Ecumenical

What do you think of when you see the word 'ecumenical'? Does it seem negative or positive? I always think it is positive and am surprised when some Christian groups see it as negative.

Of course, we don't want to compromise on what we believe as the truth about our faith. But it would be nice if Christians put the differences aside and were pleasant and forgiving of one another's faith.

I'm not suggesting there isn't a place for constructive discussion in public about the meaning of scripture and to dispel misunderstandings. We won't always agree of course and we're not , good teaching is worthwhile.

But at the end of the day we must always acknowledge that if we believe the Jesus Christ is the way to the Father and we try to live our lives in accordance with that faith, then we are all brothers and sisters.

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