“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Colossians 3:12-17 ESV
In this verse, Jesus was talking to those who would be building His Church while listening to the Holy Spirit. He Called them to edify those God has called, to encourage and to unite. Surely there are ways to build an efficient Local Church in Love, without offending those God has brought to the scene! We all need to pray for those who “lead” the Churches. Pray that we don’t do damage to the work God has already done.