On this day we celebrate interfaith partnerships that link Christians and strengthen Christian unity through prayer and outreach ministries
Growing up in the Catholic Church, he adds, “I continue to celebrate my faith.” However, he is perplexed that “people of different faiths do not get along simply because of their chosen faith.”
After all, Pommier continues, people of “all Christian faiths pray to the same God, just in a different way. If you walk up to a stranger and ask, ‘Do you believe in God?’ and they answer ‘yes,’ can you determine what faith they celebrate just by their answer?”
He offers an example of interfaith cooperation from his own community. “Members of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Arma United Methodist Church present a Christmas cantata and raise money for the needy in the community.
“In the grand scheme of things,” Pommier asserts, “no matter what faith you choose to celebrate, God hears your prayers. Spreading God's word is the goal of any faith community, so why not do it together?”
God of unity, we are independent beings. Often we think we are the perfect person for a job and no one else can measure up. We forget that you created us to work together, to complement each other. Remind us today especially that your children are of many faiths—not just United Methodist. Guide us as we work, play and pray together. In your holy name, we pray. Amen.
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