Daily Meditation for January 18, 2010

by Ruth Anne Schneider, OSB

Some years ago there was a popular hymn entitled “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love.” As we look around the world today, would people be able to tell who are Christians and who are not, by how they treat others? Are they more helpful, forgiving, generous, compassionate? From January 18 to the 25 we pray especially for church unity. Are we apt to focus our attention on what we of different faiths and cultures have in common or do we dwell on our differences? Actually, our differences can really be a blessing and make our lives richer. We can learn so much from one another, if only we are open to new ways of doing things. What have you learned recently from someone different from you?