Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Romans 15:7 (NIV)
Have you ever found yourself driving the wrong way in a two-way street? It is a frightening experience. Despite the signs and on-coming drivers shouting – STOP! YOU ARE GOING THE WRONG WAY! – once you have taken the wrong turn, it is too late to turn back.
Life is full of two-way experiences: love, marriage, mutual understanding, friendship, forgiveness, just to name a few. Our unity seed only needs two words to make a really important point: one another. Paul raises the bar high for us. He highlights the attitude of our mind, needing to be the same as Jesus had. And it is to be toward one another. Two parties involved. Us and another. It involves giving and receiving. A two-way street.
We may not like being told what to do in a COVID-19 lockdown, but we are called to have Jesus’ attitude for the well-being of others. How are you doing?
Lord, let this reader and I be “All for One”, and of those unity seeds we need to plant to answer Your prayer, may we remember to prioritize one another.
This is the third in the “Accept One Another” series of blog posts and is written by a special guest and friend of PEER Servants, David Cohen, of Moringa Associates in Australia.