“I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.”
If you went to Catholic Mass on Sunday, you will have recognized this verse. This comes from the second reading and it could not have come at a more crucial time in our country. All over social media and in overheard conversations among people, all I see and hear is division. It breaks my heart to see people tear each other down because of different political beliefs. God calls us to live in harmony with one another and to have no divisions between us. Division is so present in our world right now. We keep ripping each other apart on social media and we think it’s ok. I have chosen to keep my mouth shut for the most part because of a fear of being looked at differently or being yelled at for the beliefs I have. I shouldn’t have to walk on eggshells around people who have different opinions than me, and you shouldn’t either. Take a break tonight and decide to make a conscious effort to break down the divisions and do your best to spread God’s love instead of further dividing each other.