On Feb. 2, we wrote about Jesus’ prayer in John 17 that we could all be one. We asked, “How much more good do you feel we could do if we could just learn to do it together?” One Brigada participant (using simply the name, “A friend,”) wrote, “I think this post is an extremely interesting one, especially when it comes to working cross-culturally in missions. In many countries you find an us-them between national believers and expat workers. In other countries you find it between different organizations with different ministry strategies and ultimately, we see it between many differing denominations.
“How do we work in unity, while also blessing people to pursue differing strategies? Can we work in unity without uniformity? (referring to a previous comment by “Neal.”)
“A co-worker recently suggested to me that we don’t have to be doing the same work, implementing the same strategy, etc… but that as we each draw nearer to Christ we will naturally be drawing nearer to each other. What do you think?” We think these are great thoughts. (Thanks for the input, Neal and “A friend.”)