Our country - the United States was built on a common cause, dislike and love. Freedom, enslavement and hope of a new country/people.
My husband and I were united together due to a common love - for the Lord, each other, family, our children.
I find myself united with people of similar likes, dislikes, hobbies, beliefs....it is what makes me feel wanted or needed.
My most important union is my unity with Christ. Desiring a relationship with Him to eradicate my sin and be clothed in righteousness, binds me to Him creating a union of other believers as well. Being united in Christ, in His love and for the cause of the Gospel.
Right now, though, I see division in so many ways - in the country, in my family, among friends. It seems we have lost the main reason for our unity.
I do not mind being united for a common cause or even for a common dislike, but I much prefer to be united for a common love.
We should love others because He first loved us. Love with abandonment. Love without discrimination. Love because He is love.
Colossians 2:2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,"
Philippians 2:1-2 "