No sudden improvements in my ability to act with grace. Learning is a slow process. So time to add another piece to the mix – peace that is.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace
Unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace? Really, I don’t feel like I have a bond of peace with…anyone. I was reading this morning and keep wondering about all the times in pregnancy where someone is giving advice or disagreeing with what I consider healthy choices. Do I keep the unity of the Spirit? Do I bear with one another in love?
Or do I ignore them, walk away and grumble about how uneducated they are? I guess it really depends on how much I like the person. Important point to note–I can bear with someone in love. I just need to want to.
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