Living together as family in the church

“Children are ordinarily so full of their own needs and wants that they look at a brother of sister not as an ally but as a competitor. If there is only one pork chop on the plate and three of us who want it, I will look at my brother and sister not as delightful dinner companions but as difficult rivals…

“Living together in a way that evokes the glad song of Psalm 133 is one of the great and arduous tasks before Christ’s people. Nothing requires more attention and energy. It is easier to do almost anything else.”
— Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction 

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