Definition of UNITY: - The state of being in harmony, of being one; continuity of purpose, action, etc.’
BATTLE READY Nation is about unity. BATTLE READY Nation is about building solidarity in Christ for the sake of the mission of saving souls. Life is a journey. It is an adventure with great challenges and we affect each other, whether we like it or not. Unity helps strengthen and fortify us for the daily grind, for the uphill struggles, to be inspired and encouraged by the blessings, the victories, and the rewards that each of us experience along the way. When we are united in Christ for the sake of Christ a powerful thing happens. HOPE HAPPENS and lives are effected for the better.
“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” -Blessed Mother Teresa-
We can be great instruments of inspiration, strength and encouragement to others. Technology has caused the world to be more connected than it has ever been and yet many people experience great loneliness. Pope Francis is regularly reminding us of the need for the "culture of encounter". God has created us for encounter; with Him and with each other. We are created for unity. Unity gets things done.
In the gospel of John 17:20-23 Jesus prayed for us to be one, unified! In the gospel of Matthew He sends us on mission to the ends of the earth to make disciples of all NATIONS.
“Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” –Matt 28:19-20
When we are united in the Body of Christ, we are unstoppable. No matter what area you are called to in life, no matter what your vocation, being BATTLE READY means you are Aware, Prepared, and Engaged in your life as a faithful Christian, as a soldier of Christ. BATTLE READY Nation is a community, and the purpose is to help keep that God-given fire alive and strong!