Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For all of us make many mistakes. Anyone who makes no mistakes in speaking is perfect, able to keep the whole body in check with a bridle. If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we guide their whole bodies. Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.
Devotion by Julia Shiver
Why is it that we, who profess to love God, who profess to follow Jesus Christ, can be so quick to turn on each other with our words? No wonder, then, that Christians are often rebuked for their behavior to one another, much less the wider world. Is it because we are so passionate about our church families that we forget to respect one another? I once read that you should treat your family as you would the most important guest to your home. We take family for granted. And we take church family for granted. Let us treat one another as we would if Christ were standing before us. Let us love each other.
Dear God, May I see Christ in everyone I meet and may everyone I meet see Christ in me. Only by your grace. Amen.