thought for the day

Matthew 5:21-24

So often we categorise sin into the terrible evils and the socially acceptable. But Jesus does not let us do that. There is no room for division between brothers. We are not to belittle others and if we know there is a division of unity between ourselves and others we are to take the first step and be reconciled. It is not easy, it can be costly, it can be painful but in Christ we are called to seek reconciliation. To not settle for division which allows for bitterness and anger to grow. This is why the words of Paul in Ephesians have become one of my main prayers for us as a family and for our boys for each other. Unity and reconcilation takes work, work that God knows it is going to take, but still calls us to and so we can be confident He will be with us in it.

Eph 4 – with all humility, gentleness, with patience bearing with one another in love, make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

 

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