Will you sacrifice for unity?

Paul’s claim upon the church in Ephesians 4:11-16 (according to Wm. Barclay) is that “the church is to reach for a stature weds am copy (2)which can be measured by the fullness of Christ.  To produce people who have in them the reflection of Jesus Christ himself.”  The questions that followed within our study group were, “Is this a sacrificial desire?” and “How much can we imagine personal sacrifice for the sake of unity?

The topic of unity became a social conversation about the current tensions between law enforcement, government, and the public outcry for equal rights.  Understandings of sacrifice moved from material sacrifices to sacrifices of personal bias and longstanding assumptions about what is acceptable in societal relationships.

Do you have assumptions about others you would be willing to sacrifice to mitigate these current social tensions for the sake of Christian unity?  Would this be a reflection of Christ himself?

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