On the subject of who is to blame for our disunity - The easy conclusion- thatthe devil is at work trying to destroy the church- is true, but it?s not the whole story. Ofcourse the enemy is at work doing that. But closer examination shows that much ofthe blame falls squarely on the shoulders of the church itself-on believers in god-andhow our own devilish deeds have alienated other followers of God. Sadly, we?ve donethe devil?s work for him.
On the concept of unity- That?s right-Jesus? Most pressing concern beforeleaving the earth was our unity. He was looking ahead, to every generation ofbeliever. And as he prayed, he made it clear that our witness as his body in thisfractured, messed-up, chaotic world would depend on our love for another.