My good friend Alan Jacobs has been a bit miffed lately at all the grief I give to Protestants, and I have to admit that, even though I believe talking about our differences is important, he has a point. It’s a lot easier to sin by lack of charity than by an excess of it.
So I’ve decided to spend this Holy Week (it’s already Tuesday!) praying for Christian unity. And I’ll try to write nice things about our separated brethren during this week (note: this morning’s post was written much earlier, but it’s fitting for the occasion). And I will read John Paul II’s momentous encyclical on unity, Ut Unum Sint.If you would like to suggest prayers and post topics for this week of Christian unity, please have at it in the comments.
I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.