How often can we let our differences cause issues, struggles, strife, or negatively impact our lives? I think this happens way more often than it should. We as believers should be united and not divided. We should use our differences together for the good, and not get caught up in comparing ourselves with others. We could accomplish so much more together than apart. But we too often allow differences to dictate our actions and direction in life.
- Written by Paul while in prison to the Church at Ephesus
- How are we to interact with one another?
- Why ?
- God equipped his Church with purpose. How and why?
- Written by Paul to Christians in Rome before his letters to Ephesus
- We are diverse, yet united in purpose. We cannot function apart.
- Can we all be hands, feet, eyes, or ears? What part is more important?
- Written by John (son of Zebedee, brother of James) written to new Christians and searching non-Christians.
- Jesus prayed this to His Father.
- How important was it to Him?
- We don't have a lot of recorded prayers from Jesus, but this is one of them and it must have been recorded for a significate point.
When all things are boiled down, it comes down to Loving One Another. As man, we can over complicate things, and we can take simple ideas and thoughts and distort them. There is a lot of great things about self-discovery, personality exploration, and wanting to understand how to improve one's self. Sometimes this is to help with your enter actions with others. Sometimes it is to overcome a "character" flaw. While these are all good things, and worth spending thought and time on. Could "Love One Another" be the simple overarching principal that we have forgotten?