Working with buyers and sellers every day is a blessing and sometimes, not so much. As I work with the public every day, I’m reminded of the wide variety of personalities out there. And here’s the good news….by working together to arrive at a mutually beneficial contract, as we share the common goal of selling or buying a home, it will lead to a conclusion that’s acceptable to all. No one may get everything they want, but we can reach a common ground that is the best compromise to all. It’s only by working together that we can get there.
Here, in our church, it’s much the same. In the course of a day, we all deal with a wide variety of people. Young or old, happy or sad, quiet or loud, half-cup-full or half-cup-empty people….it’s a mix of personalities that’s the result of our individual life experiences. It’s a puzzle where many pieces must fit together to learn together in Christ.
If you weren’t able to attend church this Sunday, you missed a great message by Susan Meier that had me taking notes to ponder later. She took our mission statement:
WE ARE A COMMUNITY SEEKING TO BE IN STRIDE WITH CHRIST
…and led us through Ephesians 4:1, which says: “I therefore……beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called. “
And it goes on to say, “…with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. “
She went on to remind us that we are of one body and one Spirit, and that discord is not of Christ.
We need your gifts, your efforts, your time, your advice, your thoughtfulness. It takes all kinds of people, with all of their gifts, to create and maintain this “community”. We need YOU. Working together towards this common goal, because we ARE a community, seeking to be in stride with Christ.