Sunday, May 03, 2015
Photo Charles Harnach
I've been reading one section a day from Marty Boller's book, The Wisdom of Wimber. I found these two quotes on page 196:
"Jesus has commanded us to love others as we love ourselves and we all know how very difficult that is. Wimber's daughter-in-law, Christy Wimber, shared with us on one of her trips to Cedar Rapids, that there's a difference between trying to find agreement with one another as Christians, and God's ability to grant us His unity. Finding total agreement with others in the body of Christ is nearly impossible. Over the years, she has come to the conclusion that it's not even desirable to look for agreement at times, because agreement means that everyone must agree to build community. Unity, on the other hand, means that we are choosing oneness of heart, mind, and spirit, despite our varying opinions or lack of total agreement on all issues."
"When unity becomes our goal, you and I can strongly disagree on certain subjects, but at the end of the day, if we both claim Jesus as our leader, I think He can bring unity that truly binds us together as one."
Thanks Marty, I needed that.
Posted by Jim Bentley at Sunday, May 03, 2015