All Christ followers from thousands of different Christian traditions claim to:
- believe in Jesus
- love Jesus
- follow Jesus
I've thought that the different traditions would benefit from fellowshipping with each other. The different traditions have different strengths and emphasis that other traditions would be sharpened by if they acknowledged their common love for the same Christ.
Now as my journey continues, I'm being shown different things in my tradition that I do not agree with. There are some core pieces of reformed theology that I question is really core to our scriptures.
So I've come full circle. Can I remain united with my brothers and sisters who hold different views on some theological points. Or do I have to leave and search for others who agree with everything I believe?
When I put it this way the answer is clear to me. I join with Jesus as he prays for unity, that dispite some lesser differences we can recognize our shared love and commitment to the same Jesus. When appropriate I pray we can have dialog on issues of dissagreement, and that truth will prevail... but above all I pray love will always prevail.