Just prior to His betrayal and Crucifixion, what was on Jesus’ mind? What did He do, what was it He asked of the Father in those last sacred moments with His friends?
This last general conference, our own modern day prophet shared similar sentiments in his call for peacemakers.
But really, do we even want to be “one” with everyone in our neighborhood, ward, community, nation? Can we be “one” with someone whose opinions we don’t like? What good can come from that?
Is unity even realistic or attainable?
For some, hearts and minds being “knit together in unity” sounds like something very far away these days, like heaven or Zion, not of this world.
In Christ’s intercessory prayer he explains how the apostles’ oneness was achieved. They came from diverse backgrounds and experiences, but they accomplished an admirable measure of unity. One we can emulate.
The way to that comes as a result of knowing, accepting, receiving our Savior and His truths. Christ said, “I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them … thy word is truth.”
That prayer was offered in a room, in a home. Sacred ground. We can do the same in our rooms, homes, our own sacred ground. In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” paragraph 7 repeat’s the Lord’s way to oneness: “Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
We collectively accept Christ as our foundation, and build on that with principles of “faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, and compassion …”
It’s possible, at home and within the stakes of Zion.
“ … having one faith … “ (Mos 18:21)
In and through Him.