Monday, October 14, 2013
Today my friends, the Bakers, came over for a visit. They have four children that are all under the age of five. Harmony and peace among them is an on going lesson for their daily lives. Romans 12;16 '' Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.'' I think children playing together can be a great example of this. They aren't of lower position, but they are different in ages and at different learning stages. Parents train their kids to 'play nicely with others', so where do we lose that in adulthood?
Also from Romans, 'Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment.' We should be sympathetic, loving, compassionate and humble in our interactions together. 'Harmony is when the sum is greater than the parts'. Often childish, petty things can destroy relationships, even between adults. The pride in our ego is the main cause of discord among people.
'Can't we all just get along?' It sounds so simple, yet seems so difficult for some. Some people think 'peace is the time of reloading' and that can include your rifle, your mouth, your thoughts. That's not peace, but seeking vengeance.
May we put others before ourselves and live a more harmonious life together.