Jesus did not give new laws, rules or policies. He was not very specific with instructions about how to live out our faith. Instead, Jesus focused on what is essential…loving each other. The first and foremost way others will know that we are disciples is our love for one another. Anything that prevents, distracts or otherwise diminishes this purpose needs to go. Loving other Christian disciples is a primary focus when we want to live as Christian people and congregations.
Prayer Thought: Confess any bitterness or resentment you hold toward fellow disciples. Ask God to strengthen your resolve to love other disciples. Ask God to help your church become more loving.