Spotting differences among us is easy. Surrounding ourselves with like-minded people is comfortable. However, Paul urges us to make every effort to keep the church (followers of Christ) unified. This is harder than it might sound. Luckily, we have help. We have all been called by the same God, and given the same grace. And that is as solid of a foundation as you could hope for.
1. Does keeping peace with everyone seem like a realistic goal? Why or why not?
2. What does it mean to be called by Christ? How does that affect how you treat those around you?
Challenge: Write down an area of success you’ve had in a difficult relationship. Then consider how you or the other party chose to share grace along the way. Prayerfully consider how to bring this same grace into areas that have been more divisive.
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