Today is named UNITY because a united front is a strong front. Being united does not mean we completely and totally agree on all points, it means we agree enough on the important things and have decided not to sweat the small inconsequential things. It means we can envision the larger picture together and work towards that common goal. In the Kingdom of God, being united means we understand the importance of kingdom work here in this world, uniting and strengthening each other towards kingdom advancement. Unity does not mean cloning each other, or force feeding our particular belief system and set of rules on another, it means looking beyond the belief system and set of rules to fully and completely love each other. Unity follows love. Where we find absolute love, we will find unity.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.” (Psalms 133:1-3 NKJV)
“For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-13).
“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.” (Philippians 2:1-3).