I was reading this from Colossians 3.12-17, in the CEV translation, and it reminded me that when St Paul speaks about the Church and the Fellowship into which we Christians are called, he tends not to speak about organisation, structure or even the theology of the church, but rather about how we should get on with one another as fellow believers. So I leave this Scripture with you:
“God loves you and has chosen you as his own special people. So be gentle, kind, meek, humble and patient.
Put up with each other, and forgive anyone who does you wrong, just as Christ has forgiven you.
Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything completely together.
Each one of you is part of the body of Christ, and you were chosen to live together in peace. So let the peace that comes from Christ control your thoughts. And be grateful.
Let the message about Christ completely fill your lives, while you use all your wisdom to teach and instruct each other. With thankful hearts, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.
Whatever you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks to God the Father because of him.”
I trust that this day and every day this week, will be a great day for you and for us all as God’s people here in Moore Park.