“How good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” Historically, this psalm has been used in the communion liturgy to remind the family of God that all are welcome to a place at the Lord’s table. This invitation reminds us that our kinship goes beyond blood ties.
All of humanity is a part of God’s love story with the universe. We live in a world that is steeped in disunity, but we, as followers of Christ, are called to speak a different word. We are called to see beauty in diversity of thought, tradition, and experience, understanding that part of growing and deepening in faith is learning from one another. We are called to feel the pain of another’s wounds and to be agents of healing. We are called to humility, knowing we don’t deserve a place at the table any more than anyone else and yet Jesus makes room for us.
In prayer, consider how your words and actions contribute to disunity and pray for a spirit of unity and love.