I was reading an article last week about the direct democracy employed by the provinces ("cantons") of Switzerland, in order to bind the whole country into a solid directly democratic union. The German word they use to describe how this works is "willensnation" - they are a "nation by the will" - they can only be united as they follow the true will of the provinces.
We often wonder how the Body of Christ, the Church, might actually come into the unity prayed for by Jesus in John 17. But doesn't Switzerland's system, and its name, give us a clue? Should we not be the "willenslieb" - the "Body by the Will" - who find true unity only as our individual members follow the Will? And isn't that Will simply the Way of Jesus, as taught by Him, and as recorded throughout the four Gospels, and as lived very clearly by the Early Church?
Your life is your vote; your day today expresses what you believe of Him: may you and I show the Will that will unite the Body to Jesus Himself.
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