In the midst of my short blog series on the recent “Reformation Wars” over the pope’s faith I want to “hit pause” and lead off this new week with a video.

I recently made this video in my gazebo, the place where I write and pray (year-round) on days when I am home. This video underscores one of my deepest passions about this whole debate. Is there a more excellent way than polemics and debates about who is and is not a true Christian? I believe so. I believe that Jesus and the apostles speak clearly about this in John 13:34-35:

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another (NRSV).