After the tumult for the disciples of coming to terms with the extension and inclusivity of their new faith and way of life, today’s reading shows the beauty of unity. Power and the disunity have been themes of readings in recent days, but today, the strength and obedience of stepping towards unity is laid bare.
When we work for unity, for the love of God and for the love of the gospel, many of the things that we have held tightly on to, issues which we think are crucial and of central importance, fall away. If we’re not willing for them to fall away, then the problem is with us, not with the issues or questions that we face. What are some of the issues that you hold on to so tightly, in terms of Church, belief, practice, that were they to fall away, your faith would fall away with them?