Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Colossians 3:13 (NIV)
Bearing with One Another
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Some people are hard to deal with. It’s not easy to get along with everybody who crosses our paths. It was Charlie Brown who famously said, “I love the world. It’s people I have a hard time with.” People can be cranky, pessimistic, opinionated, angry … well, you get the picture. I wish I could tell you that people like that are never found among the people of God – but they are. And what the Lord tells us about them may not be easy – lots of things He calls us to are not easy. Paul writes this in Colossians 3:13: “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” The unity of the Body of Christ is a sign of the presence of the Lord in our midst. By His grace, we can learn to bear with each other, focusing on Jesus as we forgive each other and walk in grace. Too many churches are marked by division in the ranks. It’s time for healing. It takes humility and the offer of grace between brothers and sisters in the church family. And it starts with you.
These have been words from the heart.