We should regard other Christian communities as partners, not to as competitors.
Visitors to Jacksonville often comment on the city's large number
of Christian churches; and today's readings suggest we look on
those others as partners rather than competitors.
In the first reading Moses told his elders not to restrain Eldad
and Medad who were driving out demons although they did
not share in the spirit bestowed on them.
Likewise, Jesus told his disciples not to restrain others who
were acting in his name.
The Catholic Church we grew up in hs been characterized
as Counter-Reformational. Perhaps we should be cooperating
more with other Christians.