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Did you know that UNITY exist among the ducks?


Unity doesn’t just happen; we have to work at it.

As I saw the unity, I had to take the picture. This shows us that unity can and should exist among all of God’s creation and creatures. I’m sure that they get their feathers ruffled toward one another some days just as we can get aggravated toward one another. 

Let us see what God says about unity…


Unity in the church

1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

“There is one body,” says Paul, and we have been given many gifts and abilities. Unity does not just happen; we have to work at it. Often differences among people can lead to division, but this should not be true in the church. Instead of concentrating on what divides us, we should remember what unites us: one body, one Spirit, one future (“calling”), one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God! Have you learned to appreciate people who are different from you? Can you see how differing gifts and viewpoints can help the church as it does God’s work? Learn to enjoy the way we members of Christ’s body complement one another (see 1 Corinthians 12:12, 13 for more on this thought).
God has chosen us to be Christ’s representatives on earth. In light of this truth, Paul challenges us to live worthy of the name “Christian,” meaning Christ’s one. This includes being humble, gentle, patient, understanding, and peaceful. People are watching your life. Can they see Christ in you? How well are you doing as His representative?
No one is ever going to be perfect here on earth, so we must accept and love other Christians in spite of their faults. When we see faults in fellow believers, we should be patient and gentle. Is there someone whose actions or personality really annoys you? Rather than dwelling on that person’s weaknesses, or looking for faults, pray for that person. Then do even more – spend time together and see if you can like him or her.

Keep it simple, and just don’t quack at each other:), INSTEAD PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER!


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