In the days of America’s founding, there was a famous political cartoon. It showed thirteen segments of a snake, each with the initals of a colony, and the caption said “join or die.” Or something to that effect. The point was that as long as the colonies were divided they would be easily defeated by a superior military power. Christians, we need to be reunited or else we are undone by ourselves and our enemy. The current political issues are the proof of that undoneness.
I’m not saying that we should all gather in the nearest stadium and worship as one church, but we do need to be united in purpose and thought. There are people in our own land who need us just as much people elsewhere do. Plus, think of it as a practice, we gotta clean our own closets before we do any justice to other people’s closets. If Christians really walked the walk and talked the talk than those infamous hate groups would dissapear. Our biggest problems would call for prayer as a solution. We would have a greater peace as we walked into the world to come alongside others and help them up. Whatever we’ve been doing just isn’t working.
The problem is whipping up a church to action. Action to most churches is putting money to the task. Money can only walk so far, but a person can walk further into places where a dollar can’t go. Didn’t somebody famous once say, “Increased knowledge doesn’t necessarily bring about action. Most times people will pick themselves up and continue on as if nothing had ever happened.” We know about all the problems at home and away, but the churches aren’t doing anything about it.
When all was said and done, each colony became its own state. Perhaps it’s a good illistration for Christainity. Being united doesn’t mean that we give up that which makes us unique, but it means that we do get along and come together to get things done. We still have our divsions, but we all have the same flag.