Unity starts with me and you and our leaders. When we kneel as a family in prayer and regret, Jesus is our friend too, and he reaches out with tears, welcoming us home.
The song reminds us that we cut down people in Jesus’ name, but the sword is never ours to swing. The world could actually be attracted to Jesus, but they are tripping over us.
Instead of pointing fingers, can our hearts now be led by mercy? Can we call for the “righteous” to turn away from the drumbeat of judgment and drop their heavy stones?
Can we remember that we are the least of all? Can the memory of God’s mercy toward us bring us to our knees – together, in unison?
Now here is the gut punch.
The world does not know what we are for, but only what we are against.
Rather than judge the wounded, can we cross over to them and love them like Jesus does?
Here is our true DNA, hidden protein in microscopic spiral strands, awaiting our discovery of God’s power among us.
Here is the core of unity.