When church families don’t get along

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 12:10

The hardest thing about a church family is you don’t get to choose who shows up. You chose your spouse and you raised your kids but your church family is a little out of your control. Sure you can leave a church when you find there are people you don’t get along with or simply stop going altogether. Some have done this but what if there was a simpler more Christ led solution?

What if we showed honor to everyone, especially the people that perhaps rub us the wrong way? What if instead of cursing them under our breath we blessed them out load for all to hear? I think if we can learn to do this an amazing transformation may take place.

That person that got on your nerves might just start to look different to you. They may respond in a more positive manner. You might just find that what was really irritating you was simply your own negative attitudes and feelings.

Showing honor is an amazing practice that has the power to transform the giver as well as the receiver. Give it a try.