“Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.” – Gandhi.
Tonight we will celebrate our diversity as Christians be being unified in prayer as we begin Advent. At 7 PM at the Salvation Army – Eastwood Citadel, 3199 Lauzon Rd church leaders and their membership will join together to hear the prophets foretelling of Jesus’ coming. Plan on being with us as we hope to show that we can, despite our differences, stand together to celebrate the gift of Light, of Love, of Hope, of Peace.
Henri Nouwen wrote:
“Love unites all, whether created or uncreated. The heart of God, the heart of all creation, and our own hearts become one in love. That’s what all the great mystics have been trying to tell us through the ages. Benedict, Francis, Hildegard of Bingen, Hadewijch of Brabant, Meister Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Dag Hammarskjold, Thomas Merton, and many others, all in their own ways and their own languages, have witnessed to the unifying power of the divine love. All of them, however, spoke with a knowledge that came to them not through intellectual arguments but through contemplative prayer. The Spirit of Jesus allowed them to see the heart of God, the heart of the universe, and their own hearts as one. It is in the heart of God that we can come to the full realisation of the unity of all that is, created and uncreated.”
So we go tonight to pray together, to seek the heart of God. We will know Jesus in praying for and with each other, and they will know us by our witness of love for each other. See you there.
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