In the spirit of quizzing, I decide to ask myself what I really learned this week.
I’m picking raspberries, and I reflect on all I’ve learned this week about unity and what destroys it.
As I think about living in unity within families, neighborhoods, classrooms, and larger communities, I’m learning that our default state tends towards separation, isolation, divisiveness, cynicism, superiority, gossip, and complaint.
We know very well how to destroy harmony. I can do it every day with my words.
So I’m learning to fight against it. I choose to move towards the outsider, to draw others in, to build up and not divide, to speak hope, to stay humble, to believe the best and speak the best, and to offer thanksgiving. Every unity-destroyer has an equally powerful opposite force that generates beautiful harmony between people. The Christian life should–I’m learning–reflect that beautiful harmony.
Living with flair means we generate beautiful harmony.
What are you learning most of all these days?