Love Others

It is wonderful to be part of God’s church. But the church is not perfect. Why? Because the church is made up of people who are not perfect.
Sometimes we think it is easy to be with other Christians in the church. But Christians may do wrong things like hurting our feelings, complaining or being lazy. Then it is hard for us to love them.
My actions and words/signs can be a blessing or be harmful to other Christians. First, I need to look at my own life and try to please God in everything I do. Then I need to follow the advice in verse 12b of our Bible Reading. “So always do these things: Show mercy to people; be kind, humble, gentle, and patient.”
God works through imperfect Christians — like you and me — to spread the Good News about Jesus. “Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking. You were all called together in one body to have peace” (verse 15a).