The Bible tells us to “Love one another with brotherly affection” (Romans 12:10) and treat others with the same respect and compassion that we would our own flesh and blood.
Sometimes we fail. Sometimes we allow jealousy, anger or conflict to distract us from following God’s commandments. We see this in the Bible and we see it in our own lives. It’s important to remember to love others as Christ loved. With no room for envy. No room for pride or selfishness or hatred.
Perhaps it’s an obvious statement, but one that’s easily forgotten in the midst of disagreement. We ought to remind ourselves daily that we were born of God, which means we come from love. We are brothers and sisters in Christ. And whether we’re tied by blood or by the bonds we’ve built is of no consequence when it comes to that simple fact….We come from love. It is our duty to embrace humility, to listen with a tender heart, to forgive as we were forgiven, and to be champions of our siblings’ success. In their faith and in their lives. Together we can be better.
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another,” (Proverbs 27:17).