2 Corinthians 13:11 NIV
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
As much as many try to deny it, the church community is part of God’s plan for us. The church family shapes and trains us to be Christlike. The church family is the place where we learn to give of ourselves rather than seeking to get, and our love for each other is a primary form of evangelism – look how they love each other (if you don’t believe that read Johns letters and the early chapters of Acts).
Lord, thank you for your family, the church. Teach us to embrace each other as you have embraced us.