Today begins what is known as The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Observed for decades by Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants, it begins on the feast day commemorating “The Confession of St. Peter” and ends on the feast day commemorating “The Conversion of St. Paul.”
In other words, it begins with Peter acknowledging Jesus as God’s Anointed One and ends with Paul’s dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus, becoming a follower of this same Jesus.
The road to unity among Christians is not an easy one. At its core, it must be a kind of “spiritual ecumenism” — a renewal of our commitment to One we all follow and an openness to conversion…a willingness to change!
May God hear our prayers for unity this week!