I don't have a lot to write about today, and I'm planning some changes to my blogging schedule anyway, starting next week. So could I just ask those of you who pray to join me in praying for an increase in Christian unity?
I think that one of the two messages Pope Francis has given us so far has been to continue Pope Emeritus Benedict's work to try to bring about unity between the Churches of the East and the West. More and more I think that however impossible this may seem, we, or our children or grandchildren, may see the end of the great division between Orthodoxy and Catholicism. Wouldn't that be amazing?
And I also think that the time may come soon for an increase in unity between Protestant Christians and Catholics. We are already largely united in battle against the forces of anti-religious secularism, and as those battles increase our unity must also, if we are to prevail.
I don't really know why I feel compelled to pray for this intention at this time, but I do. So I've started adding in a prayer here and there in my daily prayers for an increase in Christian unity and for the Holy Spirit to bring back all of His children to work and pray and strive together. If you'd like to join me, please do!