The world is a divided place in all kinds of areas but 'the church' should be a united front for The Gospel and the fulfillment of The Great Commission. God knew how our personalities and own agendas would try to interfere with His work through us so I think that is why 1/3 of the 'one another' commands in the New Testament deals with the unity of the church. We should all strive to think of others before ourselves and when we do, unity will follow. "Misunderstandings and disagreements occur everywhere we find people. Church is no exception. If we don’t handle our differences in a healthy way, they can harden into divisions." "God's goal is cooperation, not competition." odb.org
As the verse above says 'love covers over a multitude of sins', so let us show the same forgiveness, compassion, kindness, gentleness, humility and patience with others, as God has blessed ourselves with. May we live out what we sing about... "We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord, and we pray that all unity will one day be restored. We will walk hand in hand and together we'll spread the news that God in our land. We will work side by side and we'll guard each other's dignity and save each other's pride. And they'll know we are Christians by our love."
Galations 6:10 "Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
What a list to strive for!! We can't achieve it on our own but with the Holy Spirit guiding us.. all things are possible through Christ. May His Word be a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.