Sunday, September 4, 2011

There is more that unites us than that which divides us.

It is sad that many people are divided by different beliefs, races and colours. Everywhere we go, we will meet people who are racists or tried to bash someone else because of different religions.

Yesterday I witnessed a beautiful Muslim couple from two very different continents who were joined in love through matrimony. Their wedding was a wonderful celebration of people from all races coming together as one to celebrate a joyous occasion that is united through love. They not only invited friends and family of various races, they also invited performers from different races.

Everyone had a great time. There were people from various parts of the world too; joining in this beautiful celebration of different cultures melting in the same pot. Everyone came in the name of LOVE.

Sometimes, even in the same family or worship place, people are divided and people always want to have the last say. It is not wrong to defend one's belief but do so with Respect and Love. Sometimes, due to certain doctrines or certain theological debate, people tend to overlook that maybe sometimes all it takes is to love that person first regardless of who or what he or she is. Jesus loved the adulterous woman and defended her from being stoned without first preaching to her.

I love what Patriach Bartholomew said , “Beloved friends,” he told delegates to a conference about peace, “there is more that unites us than that which divides us. We have within our grasp the vision of the Psalmist, ‘Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.’”

 Indeed..can't we all look at each other like how God looks at each of us? Good in His eyes, a child of His (meaning our brother or sister).

God loves you and bless you!

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