October 13, 2014

Ephesians 4:4-6 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Back in the late sixties the band Three Dog Night had a hit that proclaimed “one is the loneliest number that you will ever do.” Last year ESPN used the song as it’s intro for its weekly college football countdown to the championship show. The quest to be number one, to succeed above all others can be very isolating; as Shakespeare put it, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown” (Henry IV, Part 2, Act 3, Scene 1). If there is but one God could God get lonely? We can’t apply our human perspective to God without a great deal of reservation but perhaps this leads us to that great mystery of the Christian faith, the Trinity. God is one but in his very nature is not alone but in relationship. This same God creates humans in his image so that he be in relationship with them (us), and not just one or two but billions and billions. There is the oneness that isolates and there is the oneness that creates unity out of many. The latter is the gift of God which Paul writes about above. Which are you pursuing this week?

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