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Rev. Peter Greiner

Sun 3 Jul

The author of Psalm 133 writes of relationships. “How good it is when brothers (and sisters) dwell together in unity. One would think that when it comes to God’s people they would be living out unity amongst themselves. Particularly when Jesus says to his followers – they will know you are Christians by your love for one another. 

And yet time and again we see Christians not getting on with one another. It is why Paul wrote the love chapter in I Corinthians 13. Paul was writing to a very divided church who had formed their little groups and looked down with disdain on those who did not agree with them. And so Paul wrote to them, as to how they were to love one another. 

Of course, Jesus set the bar for us as to how we were to express our love for one another. Why then do we have fights among ourselves? James 4:1 would tell us that the cause of not getting on with one another is the battle we have with our desires. Is there someone you are fighting with at the moment? How will you resolve the conflict? Prayer with thankfulness is a good starting point.