Epiphany 3 – Year A
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Do you imagine staying with Jesus to be a unitive experience that automatically brings agreement/peace by dismissing disagreements? If so, the lives of the disciples have been disregarded.
Our same mind and purpose is larger than community rules and mediation principles, important as they be.
Note here that our unity is not in baptism, but in gospel proclamation (giving evidence in the depth of one's living space of G*D's presence and how mutually healing such becomes).
Baptism, in our experience, is over-personalized presence and under-valued empowerment of foolishness (living today through a lens of tomorrow).
Tomorrow is the place where Jesus stays/lives that he might take gospel/healing forays into today. After visiting tomorrow, we, too, are arced backward to today to lead it onward.