Different Directions

As I sat looking out of my window I noticed a lady struggling with two dogs on leads. As I live near a playing field my road is popular with dog-walkers off to give their dogs a good run. But this lady was noticeable because her two dogs were pulling in the opposite direction. She didn’t look very strong and was finding it difficult to make any progress.

Do we find this in our churches? Some people can hold very strong views and be convinced that they are right. They may not always show enough grace. People take one side, others agree with the opposition. Splits can begin to show. It is not a matter of being right or wrong; it is a matter of working together for the furtherance of God’s kingdom.

We read in the Bible that matters were not always amicable in the early church. I wonder if we have learned anything today.