LIVE IN HARMONY
Read Romans 12: 10-18
How good and pleasant it is when God’s
people live together in unity!
I recently read a newspaper article about sociable weaver
birds that live in the Kalahari Desert in Africa. They build
nests large enough to house hundreds of birds on trees and
other tall objects. The nests are used as shelter from the heat
by day and the frigid
temperatures of the
desert by night.
The sociable weavers
are hospitable and good
hosts. They share their
food and know how to work as a team, such as mending the
nest when it shows signs of deterioration. They even allow a
variety of other birds to live in their colonies. In this diverse
setting, they live together in peace and harmony.
When I finished reading this interesting article, I concluded that the sociable weavers’ behavior is worthy of
imitation within our families, churches, and communities.
This lesson from nature is also the lesson from today’s
reading. Paul reminds us that God calls us to love one
another, to maintain our spiritual fervor, and to practice
hospitality toward one another.
Prayer: Loving God, help us to live in harmony with our
María M. Urdaz de Rosario (Puerto Rico)
Prayer Focus: FOR HARMON Y IN MY COMMUNITY
— Psalm 133: 1 (NIV)
Thought for the Day
“Love your neighbor as
yourself” (Matt. 22: 39).