Welcome to Three-Peat Tuesday!
Each weekly blog will contain three P’s: Pillar, Principle and Practical, all geared towards nourishing you on your personal and spiritual growth journey.
Pillar: Unity is Pleasant
“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!”-Psalm 133:1
Principle: Unity is Valuable
England and Argentina both qualify for the later stages of continental football tournaments and their home countries celebrate passionately. A tragic residential building collapse occurs in Florida and the neighbourhood, state and nation come together. In celebration and in tragedy, we unite.
The psalmist above concluded that unity in the community was something good and right, enjoyable and pleasing. Thousands of years after this hymn was originally penned the principle remains true. When we come together in one heart and mind, something special happens.
My teenaged daughter was recently bargaining with my wife and me about whether she and her brother had to share some of their favourite drinks. She seemed unimpressed when I told her that Michelle and I were unified on how the drink distribution would happen. Her parents spoke as one voice, often a child’s worse nightmare.
Are you currently experiencing a lack of togetherness, harmony and oneness of spirit with people around you? Slow down a bit and evaluate the issue at its root. Is there pride or selfishness? Are there unresolved hurts? Has mistrust crept in? Does someone in the group, team, office or family need forgiveness?
You do not have to agree on everything to be unified. Yet, I believe that there is one indispensable requirement to achieving unity: a clean heart. Nothing more, nothing less. If we can each purify our own hearts from egotism, greed, ingratitude, competitiveness, anger and malice, nothing will stop us from truly and deeply connecting with others.
Practical: Unity is Attainable
Do a heart check to see if the pathway to unity must start with you.
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