America, Brazil, Canada, Kenya, Senegal, Iraq, China, Russia... a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. With a bond, a unity, a responsibility. In the old book, the royal priesthood were members of the tribe of Levi, something you had to be born into, and something with great responsibility, great honor. They were the priests, the ones who connected their people to Him. This is the priesthood that we are born into when we are born into His family. And our responsibility? to be Him to those who don't know Him, to connect the world to HIM. Our honor? to be children of the King, the one, the creator of the universe.
This was our theme at our sorority retreat this weekend. The emphasis on our unity to each other, but I can't help but stretch, stretch to the ones all across the world, stretch to my whole family, to my fellow priests, to my holy nation.