Live In Community

In one of Shakespeare’s most famous monologues, the St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V, King Henry inspires his soldiers in the face of grim odds with a rousing speech about how the men who fight this battle with him will be forever united as a “band of brothers.” This is a king speaking to peasants, and yet he’s saying that what they’re about to go through will unite them all as brothers. As Christians, we are united with one another by an even stronger bond.

It is easy to forget, but the church is made up of people who have the most important thing in common: the forgiveness of sins and our love for Jesus Christ. Because of the work God has done in all of our lives, we can embrace the uncomfortableness and live in community with people with whom we may not naturally connect.