My occasional ventures into blogging at this site will intend to enhance our “one anothering” in the spirit of Jesus who said:
34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35 NRSV
The Biblical Greek word for the reciprocal pronoun “one another” is allelous, so that works as the title for this blog-site. In one of my favorite chapters (Romans 12), Paul declares that we are “one body in Christ, and individually we are members of one another.” Then he proceeds to several imperatives:
- Love one another with mutual affection.
- Outdo one another in showing honor.
- Live in harmony with one another.
This kind of allelous living is my prayer, my starting point for reflection, and a focus for pastoral leadership. I also welcome your insights and experiences. After all, one anothering is reciprocal!