what is unity?

May we all truly know “unity” with whatever we consider our ‘church family’. May we all feel truly loved and able to share our struggles and our blessings with each other – with others actually interested in these ‘little things’ in our lives. May we think of others better than ourselves as well! And through all this when (not if) we fail, let us show grace to each other.

We read and talked about verses 3-4 in our daily devotion this morning and it couldn’t have been at a better time in our lives … but I’m including a bunch from Philippians 2:

Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.

Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless. But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful service is an offering to God. And I want all of you to share that joy. Yes, you should rejoice, and I will share your joy.

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