Stay back, back I say to a place well within the box seen here and far away from that quarantined orphan, Unity :)
It is seldom found being promoted when the people have their hands full feeding something else. But when it is, it is strong. How comfortable can people be with the limiting powers contained in many differences? The very proximity of differences themselves are sometimes so close, the effort to state that difference itself could call upon unity to declare heresy.
'What difference is there, really to Christ in some of our strife, does He really care?' That’s what it is, isn’t it, strife within the body of Christ? ‘How happy I am to lay aside these things I just don’t agree with them over’. Now that’s a strange way to put it, but that’s what we would prefer to further say within ourselves isn’t it?
‘But I sure like to make myself heard on these boards, no matter what measure of schisms upon schisms, Church trees upon trees are represented.’ ‘They can take it or leave it, and so can I’. The swept along heresy, the rejected teachings, the quiet ostracizing, anything you can add to the consuming beast known as divided denominations, or even the smaller preferred recognitions. Anything to work against the Apostle’s advise:
“I have no need of you[?]” On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable, whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.” (1 Corinthians 12:21-25)
Still, within most, they do recognize authority and will grant voice to the head their own final decrees I call Chancellors of the Council of Cancel from the vast land south known as blessings being starved.
I just wonder upon how they might tend to use their dedication in commentary? That is to say, are they usually opposed to even hear comments if they happen to run counter to, or, bring along weight to affirm or not findings within those many Churches of choice?
What would be the likely outcome of their responses; dedication to protect ages-old proclamations mired in respected tradition or ecclesiastical loyalty? Or an honest appraisal for the sake of the inseparable Christian attributes of unity and growth by Christ based solely upon His word yet being generated by His Spirit in us? Have you ever tried this to see bewilderment found in response?
I wonder if they might think it possible for us to put aside and forgive our denominational experience long enough for the sake of that most important decree to collectively consider this faith within?
“bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.” (Colossians 3:13,14)