The Church of Jesus Christ is gloriously diverse. God designed it that way so that together, like pieces of a mosaic, we might present the fullness of a Savior that touches every human heart. Joined together in the bond of love through the power of the Holy Spirit, our unity is not found in uniformity of doctrine, beliefs, traditions or dress codes, but rests alone in Jesus Christ. That's why Jesus prayed that his disciples would be one. In union with God and each other, we would discover the mind of Christ through the richness of our diverse lives intersecting each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. In Jesus Christ flows the connecting life of the Spirit that unites a diverse people as one, with one passion, one mission, one purpose that is expressed and lived out in countless ways. Therefore, unity must always be on our radar screens - in committee meetings, choir rehearsals, prayer meetings, etc. - because God longs and desires for his family to be one.