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Faith Comment published in the Petersfield Post

12 October 2012: Isaac Oru, Petersfield United Reformed Church

Together as one

The Bible tells us that the most important rule of all is to love the lord our God with all our heart, mind and soul. But how can we love someone we know nothing about. Other religions depict God as a single distant supreme entity who we cannot begin to understand or fathom. For Christians, the New Testament goes a long way to describing who God really is.

My understanding of God comes from looking closely at the model of the atom. Like our God, it is made up of three distinct pieces (Protons, neutrons and electrons). These three components work together to form the building blocks of our entire universe. The same can be said for our God.

The ever loving Father (the source of all power) who pour out his love equally onto all without distinction. The Holy Spirit, the expression of the father's power and presence in this universe, and Jesus Christ the Son, who formed the universe and everything in it through the Father's guidance.

If these beings can exit together in perfect harmony to form what we know as GOD, why can't we? We allow our traditions and limited understanding separate us and overshadow God's plans for us. We must remember Jesus's pray for us "that they may be one as we are one".

It is time we get rid of our petty differences and work together to do the work we were left to do, which is to bring the whole of humanity back to God.

This article was submitted for publication in the Petersfield Hearld on 12 October; it is possible that it was published earlier or may be published later.

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