Advent Word 2022, Day 7 ‘Unity’ 合一

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‘Jerusalem might have been built as a city that is at unity with itself, but you have to look pretty hard to see unity there these days. It’s almost always that way. We see unity as an aspiration rather than a reality. In our hope for unity, God gives us a gift. As we prepare for Christ’s return, we can look for a common hope and mission even amidst all our variety and diversity. Unity is not uniformity. Unity is, above all else, a shared hope in “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:5-6).’ (The Rev. Canon Scott Gunn)

St. Paul’s Cathedral, London is the cathedral for the Diocese of London, which has 500+ worshipping communities, 1,000 clergy & ministers, 200 men & women in training for ministry, 150 church schools with 52,000+ pupils, and a whole range of church traditions. “We believe that the diversity of church tradition of the Diocese is part of our strength, and in it we find unity.”

Unity is found in our shared hope and faith, which we continue to work towards and pray for this Advent.

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