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Unity in Our Diversity

By July 29, 2020August 5th, 2020Noonday Prayer

Unity in Our Diversity

We are each gifted and each unique
Still in our variations seek
The whole, do good, know relevance
Serving God by the sacrament
Lest anyone try to subjugate
We hold fast this love and dedicate
Ourselves to Unity

A family or a team sticks together through thick and thin. When times are tough and when we are put down or being criticized by others, we have to bring each other up to keep going on. This is what defines unity. The infamous quote come to mind when the topic of unity is being discussed: “Stick and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Chastising another individual out of jealousy or frustration channels nothing but emotional hurt and pain from that individual. So, why do we do it? We usually take this out of context to bring ourselves up instead. By putting someone else down, there is the notion that our confidence and self-esteem will grow out of selfish gain. Therefore, we should not adhere to such an approach. 1 Corinthians 12:12 states:
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body – whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
We hail from various backgrounds and cultures all around the world. While our practices and skin color are different, our faith and unity in God the Father shouldn’t be. AUHS Founder Pastor Gregory Johnson stated that despite our differences and imperfections, we should continue to unite together and lift each other up to perform our daily duties in honor of the Heavenly Father.
May God Bless You All ~

About American University of Health Sciences

AUHS is a Christian based, minority-serving university, which educates students for careers in the healthcare professions. AUHS emphasizes the values of faith in God, love of humankind, and belief that all people have a right to healthcare and deserve a good quality of life based on the wellness of body, mind, and spirit. The university celebrates diversity and reaches out to groups currently underrepresented in healthcare and research. AUHS provides the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, hands-on practical training and supportive environment required to create competent and compassionate healthcare professionals.

American University of Health Sciences is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.

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