Though when we think of the concept of Christian unity, we imagine that it refers to reaching out across denominational lines. But surely when Jesus prayed "that they may all be one" (John 17:21
), he must also have been praying for unity among people of different ethnic backgrounds. And so on Martin Luther King Day, let us ask forgiveness for the brokenness of the body
of Christ along racial lines as well as along theological lines. May God give us the grace to live out the answer for Jesus' prayer for us.