Sometimes, we may act in a way that might make our brother or sister stumble. When Paul writes his letter to the Corinthians, he answers a question that sometimes might be hard to understand. He deals with our conscience and the people we are around. Why is one’s freedom limited by another’s conscience? The answer is love. 1 Corinthians 13:5 says this about love “Love does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered.” Love does not act with rudeness, Love is courteous and has manners. Love is not offensive to others, tactfulness and politeness are always part of a Christian’s behavior. Love does not insist upon it’s rights, Love is unselfish, Love is happy in the happiness of others. Love seeks the best interests of others.
Why am I writing these things about love? The answer is, because we are family. We get things done when we are united as a family. We have no time to look for bad because we are the family of God. It is an amazing thing that happens when a family is united, great things can be done.
I am reminded of this when I look at baseball teams that have won the World Series. In 1979 a team won the series with not the best of talent, although they were very good. Every time at the ball game a song was sung by the band Sister Sledge, which was titled, “We are Family.” We can do great things like the Pittsburgh Pirates. We can win souls with God’s help, what a great series that would be. Great things happen when we love each other and we act like family.