We are made for unity with one another. When there is a lack of unity, the effects are felt in families, communities and among nations. What is it that unites us more than anything? First and foremost, we are united with other souls through our Baptism (See Diary #391).
Think about the most basic fact that you share an unbreakable bond with each and every person who is baptized into Christ Jesus. Regardless of whether or not another is embracing their baptismal calling, the unity still remains. Think about that unity and cling to it. Allow yourself to see each and every baptized person as a true brother or sister in Christ. This will change the way you think about them and act toward them.
Lord, I thank You for the wonderful family You have created through the Sacrament of Baptism. I thank You that I am blessed to share in this family. Help me to love all Your children as a result of the simple fact that they are my brothers and sisters in You. Jesus, I trust in You.
Scripture Meditations for Lent
Featured image above: Francesco Trevisani, John the Baptist baptizing Christ, via Wikimedia Commons