From the beginning, the Church was seen as the place where “different tribes” came together as one. In a way, 2,000 years ago, the Church was unique in this regard.
But even today, there is tribalism, racial animosity — oh, and don’t forget all the political fights going on — in the surrounding culture and society. Of course, the church itself is no different, but still — it is called to be different, and has been from its inception (“neither Gentile nor Jew…”).
How can the Catholic Church today be a model for people of very different politics, backgrounds, experiences, etc., coming together as one?
What are your experiences of different Catholics: Do you have any good examples of different people coming together with Christ and Creed as commonalities?