I thought I’d make a nutshell analysis on why we’re divided.
Christ prayed that his flock be one. History and our own experience show that this hasn’t yet been the case. The greatest division arguably is the reformation.
Questions that need to be answered. Did God desire/will this divide? Why did God allow this massive rending of Christendom? The essence of the Trinity is Unity. And if we are to imitate God, we have to be united. Because of free will, God allowed this event.
IMHO the evil one used the weakness of human nature to perpetrate this division. The corruption of those given the authority plus the greed and pride of those who rebelled worked against this unity. So we have to blame both sides of the reformation. The Catholics that were abusive did not have the right to do so. On the other side, the Reformers took the opportunity to set up their own churches thinking they now have the authority.
Solution. The people in the CC has to live up to the sanctity that God calls it to be. The non Catholic Christians need humility to reverse the pride that separated them in the first place. Both virtues SANCTITY on the Catholic side, and HUMILITY on the Protestant side are the solutions to the CORRUPTION by the Catholics in the reformation era and the PRIDE by the reformers.
That we may all be ONE.
All comments welcome.