Unity: The True Meaning

Unity- The state of being united into one, or a whole of something.

Unity means all united. All together. Every challenge and trial take together.

“21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” (John 17:21)

When I think of Unity, one thing that pops into my mind is the Three musketeers. When I was younger, having two little sisters, we loved watching the Barbie versions of things. One of our favorite movies was the Barbie Musketeers. I loved how they worked together. They didn’t always get along, but in the end, with the help of teamwork, they were able to save\do their job. I remember being so interested in their chant, which they often said many times during the movie.  “All for one, and one for all!” In other words, that means that whatever one went through, they all went through, and helped. This last year in Literature, I heard my classmates talking about a book, they all had different views, but one that struck me the most was a boy who said,  “It’s just a book, not like it’s real or anything.” This wasn’t the most positive thing, but it made me feel sort of sad for the boy. He was so caught up with his life, he wasn’t really stopping and notice things. He had read the book for school, finding no enjoyment, in the wonderful meaning of the book.  Later in the week, while I was at church, I thought, “why not change it just a bit?”

“All for Christ, and Christ for all!”

I thought, well, that means all the actions we do are for Christ, to help spread Him and His word.

That is an example of unity. Another thing I think of is a Temple, because when I think of unity, I think of the color white, and Temple sealings. When you are sealed together as a family, or as a couple, you are united forever. Just like the saying I loved as a kid, “Family is Forever. Forever Constant, Forever Near, and Forever Dear.” It means family will be together forever, no matter what. That is another way of unity.

-Madie Grace 

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