In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.
When church members think of what the church is, they tend to center on the local church. While this is certainly true for Moravians as well, they really have something unusual in their worldwide Unity. This is a closely-knit federation of more than 20 provinces on four continents. Every seven years a Unity synod is convened with three delegates from each of the established provinces and one delegate each from the so-called affiliated provinces: those not yet completely self-supporting.
It is essential that we never lose sight of the fact that our faith is not simply a list of statements about us or our Church. Our faith is relationship — relationship with Jesus Christ. This provides a basis for relationship with each other. This should always be the foundation of our understanding of Moravian identity. Once we understand this, then we can use the statements below as a way to describe this relationship.
Tuesday, March 11 — Psalm 35:1-10
Exodus 17:1-18:6; Matthew 22:41-23:12
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,Â and his ears are open to their cry. Psalm 34:15
Jesus says, "And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them." Luke 18:7-8
Lord, we know that you answer our prayers; yet we struggle between prayer and answer. Teach us patience to wait upon your will; grant us serenity to abide. Help us to understand the righteousness of your time and timing. Amen.
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