Unity in Christ

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image from the North Gate adjacent to the Taj Mahal

I believe in one world, full of riches meant for everyone to enjoy;
I believe in one race, the family of mankind, learning
    how to live together by the hard way of self-sacrifice.
I believe in one life, exciting and positive;
    which enjoys all the beauty, integrity and science;
    uses the discipline of work to enrich society;
    harmonizes with the life of Jesus,
    and develops into a total joy.
I believe in one morality : love –
    the holiness of sharing the sorrow and joys of others;
    bringing together people as true friends;
    working to rid the world of the root causes of poverty
        and injustice, ignorance and fear;
love, the test of all my thoughts and motives;
love, guiding me, controlling me, assuring me of
    God’s forgiveness;
    and giving me confidence under the Spirit’s control.
I believe in Jesus, and the Bible’s evidence about him;
    whose life, death and resurrection prove
    God’s lasting love for the world;
    who combines in himself, life, love, truth, humanity, reality
    and God;
    who saves, guides, and unites all people who
    follow his way.
I believe in the purpose of God,
    to unite in Christ everything, spiritual or secular,
    to renew society, individuals and nations,
    and to guide all governments under his fatherly direction.

Indian National Industrial Mission

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It shall come to pass in the latter days
that the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be lifted up above the hills;
and all the nations shall flow to it,
and many peoples shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations,
and shall decide disputes for many peoples;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore.

One thought on “Unity in Christ

  1. This is a powerful prayer from an Indian believer and one that is most needed for India (and the world) today, especially in light of the emerging conflict in Kashmir and what is shaping up to be the expulsion and deportation of thousands of Indian Muslims in the state of Assam. (Welcome back to you and your family.)

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