Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Disagree.
I love that this was the word prompt this morning as this was the portion of Scripture before me yesterday for contemplation:
“Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
(2 Corinthians 5:18-20, NASB)
There are so many varied thoughts and opinions on every topic, thus, more to disagree on each day. As believers, we are called – ministers of reconciliation. We are being challenged now, maybe more than ever before, to live out our calling and be those who bring reconciliation, bring people together.
We do not need to agree on everything, in fact, it is possible we will disagree on many things. The question is: how will we disagree?
Even as we disagree are we doing so in love, with love? Have we walked away from each other amicably? Are we able to come together at another time and enjoy the company of one another?
“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35, NASB)
It’s the big “if”.
Will we love one another,