Monday, May 26, 2003
If you get a chance and want an opportunity to discuss the subject of "church unity", head over to The Vine. I have posted several quotes there from the CQOD emails that I receive. It'll be interesting (for me, at least) to see what people think about these quotes and the subject in general. One quote that I didn't post over there is this poem, which I thought would be better posted here:
LORD, who hast taught to us on earth This lesson from above, That all our works are nothing worth, Unless they spring from love; Send down thy Spirit from on high, And pour in all our hearts That precious gift of charity, Which peace and joy imparts:
The healing balm, the holy oil Which calms the waves of strife, The drop which sweetens every toil, The breath of our new life. Without this blessed bond of peace God counts the living dead: O heavenly Father, grant us this, Through Christ, the living Head.
Let all who love the Lord join hands To aid the common good, And knit more close the sacred bands Of Christian brotherhood. Make all thy pastors one, O Lord, In heart, in mind, in speech, That they may set forth thy pure word, And live the life they preach.
Let all hold fast the truths whereby A church must stand or fall; In doubtful things grant liberty, Show charity in all. Thus shall we to our sacred name Our title clearly prove, While even our enemies exclaim, "See how these Christians love."