I am intrigued by issues related to lack of unity within the Body of Christ. I think because I have felt it, participated in it, and even instigated it. I want study this so I can learn to respond differently.
- "...just spending extra time together builds unity...when people increase the amount of time they spend together, there will be a corresponding increase in their regard and appreciation for one another."
- "common points of reference...[provide] a common vocabulary and a set of shared experiences from which to draw."
- "Third, praying together promotes harmony. There is something about coming before our heavenly Father that dissipates spiritual sibling rivalries...'Friends discuss, strangers argue.' "
Simple, yet some good checks for me to monitor in myself. Who am I drawing toward and who am I withdrawing from? Is either necessary or prudent? How am I praying? About someone(s) or for him (them)? Am I celebrating the differences in my Christian siblings or resenting those differences? Do I take a superior posture or a servant posture?
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.-Psalm 133:1