OK, so Scott Ott of Scrappleface wasn’t writing a parable about Christian peace, liberty, and unity. But, as Alexander Campbell might say, “The parable is just, and the interpretation thereof, easy and sure.”
In a post entitled “Annan: Bush Destroying Arab Unity,” Scott writes with tongue firmly planted in cheek:
- (2005-03-04) — The Bush administration’s foreign policy blunders threaten to “drive a wedge through the Arab world destroying the unity which has kept the middle east peaceful for decades,” according to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Tongue in cheek or not, you have to admit–there is a grain or two of truth in here somewhere for us Christians contemplating a more peaceful coexistence amongst ourselves.
So, do peace and liberty destroy Christian unity? Don’t go off and start a revolution, just let the answer to the question sink in as you read through the scriptures. Remember that the first rule of ending divisions is not to divide. Remember which Command is the Greatest. Lead by following. And above all, stay glued to the Word.