May 1 | Romans 15:1-13
Family = One-Another-ing
by Pr. Dave Mann
I have a quilt on my office wall depicting the “one another” passages that appear in the New Testament. Pam made it for me as an endearing gift for one of our anniversaries. The skill and heart of this gift greet me each day as I start my day. The practice of “one-another-ing” is at the center of building Christian community, i.e., Christian family. With Christ as our model who first loved us, we will have the strength and motivation to love each other.
In today’s passage, we encounter:
Have “the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ had.” (v. 5)
“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you.” (v. 7)
And there are other verses that have the same idea of “one-another-ing” but with different words.
"to bear with the failings of the weak” (v. 1)
“Each of us should please our neighbors.” (v. 2)