Today marks the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Each year, Christians around the globe gather to worship, pray, sing and study together as we acknowledge our divisions and commit ourselves to work towards greater visible unity in Christ. The dates of this week are significant, as they mark the Confession of St. Peter (January 18th) and the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25th). St. Peter and St. Paul disagreed profoundly on some matters of faith, but each contributed greatly to the furthering of the Gospel in their own ways. May we recognize the work of the Holy Spirit in the midst of our diversity, so that our differences will not hinder our common witness to God’s love in Christ and his call to unity in diversity. May we strive to fulfill Jesus’ prayer, “that all may be one,” until we are.