I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the Gospel… (Philippians 4:2-3)
“Blessed are the peacemakers…”
“By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you love one another…”
“Hey! Knock it off! Cut the bickering, you pathetic lumps of flesh…”
Can you guess which of the above was not scripture?
Look, we all have disagreements from time to time. Often those disagreements will be with brothers and sisters in Christ. That just confirms our personhood, and reminds us of the fact that sometimes people are annoying.
Here’s the problem. Folks are watching.
They’re looking to see how we handle interpersonal emotional yuck. You see, even if they don’t believe, they’re still curious to see whether we live up to this love stuff we spout.
So…live up to it.
What about it, Beloved? Do you have someone with whom you need to make amends today? Is there a quarrel you have the power to end? Can you help others make peace in the name of the Lord?
What are you waiting for?
Happy Wednesday, Beloved.