Today's Daily Bread
Fri. Oct 9, 2015: Joel 1:13-15, 2:1-2; Luke 11:15-26
Whoever is not with me is against me. People sometimes assume they can’t work together due to their different cultural, religious or political backgrounds. Differences, however, don’t have to bring discord. We can long for the same goal or outcome without being completely similar. We need not judge or invalidate others’ good works or intentions just because they differ from ours. What’s important is being one in our desire to do God’s will and to follow his promptings. Divisions arise when we push our own agenda or assume we alone know what God wants. If it’s truly “the finger of God” pointing the way, we will not and cannot be divided. Make us one in our desire to serve you, O Lord.