An Open Letter on Unity by Lisa and Rich Mullins

Dear Earth,

It appears you haven't learnt much in the last few thousand years on unity have you? You still look for points of difference rather than things you have in common. You like to say how you are better while not acknowledging how you are so similar to those that you claim to be different from.

To America: July 4, Yes celebrate: ' America the Beautiful' but other countries are just as beautiful - why? because I created them! Your ignorance and arrogance is ugly. Your inability to see that other peoples are just as fallen, beautiful, talented, as you is far sighted.

To those obssessed over denomination: I came to unite, not to set up seperate clubs. There is no Catholic section, Methodist section, Baptist section etc in heaven. You are one in Christ. Agree on the fundamentals then get over the secondaries - I have. You will find I covered this already if you consult the Bible. ' No Gentile , No Jew' In fact I would like it if you got over this and got on with Kingdom work.

To those obsessed with gender: Luke was a fantastic evangelist. If you read his gospel carefully you will see that the way he includes women is how I wish to see them included. Without fuss, into my master plan! Kingdom work again - why do you continue to want to thwart this with endless arguments that split my church?

To those obsessed with homosexuality: Yes I demand high standards and yes homosexual behaviour is wrong, but when was the last time you welcomed a homosexual person into your community? When was the last time you acted with love towards the homosexual community? All I hear is a constant barrage of criticism! When I was on earth I was a radical. I went where no one else went. I mixed and mingled and walked where no one else would. If I was walking here now I would be in the midst of your red light districts and gay bars. Where are you? Why do you shout and point from the comfort of your warm home? Where is the love? Matthew 22.

To those not obsessed with the Kingdom of God: WHY?

Jesus said whatever you do to the least of these my brothers you’ve done it to me. And this is what I’ve come to think. That if I want to identify fully with Jesus Christ, who I claim to be my savior and Lord, the best way that I can do that is to identify with the poor. This I know will go against the teachings of all the popular evangelical preachers. But they’re just wrong. They’re not bad, they’re just wrong. Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in a beautiful little house where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you. Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken ' - Rich Mullins

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  1. Nicola Says:

    I really like this i find it seems to speak so much truth and says things that people are thinking but just dont have the voice to speak.