Uncircle the wagons

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Rom. 14:19

We form groups based on what makes us different from most but like others in the group. We market our organizations by highlighting our distinctions and perceived superiority. Sometimes we even circle the wagons to protect and isolate ourselves. Yet, we are part of something larger made up of others who are beloved by God, others who belong to their own groups because they are just as convinced as we are that we are “doing it right.” The love of Christ calls us to give and welcome love, to share in His grace and truth, to encourage and affirm beyond our own circles.

Lord, thank you for all those who love and seek You!