"So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord, in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit."
(Eph 2:19-22 NAB)
I know that it truly will take an act of God to unite peoples of faith but I gained a little insight from Joyce Meyer the other night. She may not even realize that she summed up the root of division in the Christian faith and it boils down to this, "we have an authority problem". In our modern society, it is deemed a great threat to our individuality and self expression to submit to someone's authoritative voice. In the Christian realm, protestants have suffered greatly from this refusal to see the pope as an authoritative figure. Having left this out of their doctrine, they have welcomed a vast array of conflicting theological interpretations and cannot even find reconciliation in the foundation of the church because they have abandoned sacred tradition in exchange for free thought.