Not meant to work alone
Of course, God knows this. In fact, we see Jesus actively sending the disciples out to work together in pairs. We aren’t meant to work alone.
“After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.” Luke 10:1
But, of course, there are challenges. If you’ve had the fortune of working in an organisation that’s been devoid of disagreement – you’ll be in the minority. Churches are not immune either.
How to deal with conflict and disagreement is a whole other blog series in itself! I guess the point is that collaboration isn’t always easy – but it’s what we’re called to do and together we can always go further.
In his Pentecost homily, Pope Francis called for unity in the church and a rejection of the ideologies “that divide and separate us.”
And when it comes to the things that unite us – social action is right up there.
We can debate liturgy, doctrine, and all sorts of traditions – but we can’t deny our calling to go out and love our communities.