Day 164: Ezra 1-3, Psalm 133, I Corinthians 7

By The Rev. Canon Habacuc Ramos-Huerta

The Psalm for today has been a favorite of mine for many years, I can say it by memory is like the canticles of morning or vesper prayer that become so familiar during the days of seminary that you end up saying them or sometimes you even find yourself singing while driving or writing or walking.—Oh, how good and pleasant it is, when brethren live together in unity!— Unity? What is that all about? The love of God has to have an effect in our lives and of course in the life of the Church. But then we find that we all are humans and we make mistakes and we do what we don’t want to do and we say what we don’t want to say and we act the way we don’t want to act and finally we find ourselves struggling, fighting, and probably thinking: I will go away, I don’t want to have nothing to do with my brother or sister in Christ. But wait, hey wait! – Is important to reflect, to sit, to be quiet and I suggest to read Psalm 133 and accept the invitation to receive the fine oil on our head and receive the dew of Hermon and refresh our existence. Knowledge is good, to understand what we do is better and what we do as Christians is to proclaim to all that we know God  and that in knowing God we have a challenge for the rest of our live.—“ Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. 2 Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. 3 But whoever loves God is known by God.” – So, if we love God we are known by Him and this love should direct us straight to the question again: What is love for if we are not willing to work or live with our neighbor who thinks radically different? If we believe in God we have the greatest challenge and this is to love unconditionally. Unity is love as well as love is unity.

Questions
Have you been tested in hard situations about decision taking when there are no options?

How do you act when something hot is on the table: argue, fight, or just leave?

Prayer
Dear God gives love and knowledge and help us to use it to have a better world. Amen.

he Rev. Canon Habacuc Ramos-Huerta is Secretary General of the Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico