“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.” (Ps. 133)
One of the things that impressed me most about Charles Colson’s Born Again was the author’s stirring depiction of the bond between brothers in Christ.
In the volcanic aftermath of the Watergate scandal, Colson – hitherto one of Nixon’s notorious “hatchet men” – became a convert to Christianity. As a result, he made an effort to seek out fellowship with other believers – starting with those in the political arena.
The task assumed a more daunting aspect when he figured out that many of his new “brothers in Christ” were also his sworn political enemies. He hated what they stood for; they returned the feeling. How could there possibly be any real fellowship between them?
But Colson was in for a surprise. Not only did he find fellowship with these men, he found deep fellowship – rooted, persistent, and profound. As Christians, they had a common, glorious cause. And in light of that cause, the differences between them were all but forgotten.