Being together brings us great feelings of unity, joy, and strength. Think about the people and places, near and far, where you find community.

Pause today and know you also belong to God’s community.

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Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort in love, any sharing in the Spirit, any sympathy, complete my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, being united, and agreeing with each other.

Philippians 2:1-2

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If you’ve ever had a roommate or shared a room with a sibling, you understand what can be the difference between a good roommate and a bad roommate. A good roommate is kind, considerate, mindful, and respectful. It’s a bonus if the two of you have shared interests. Ideally though, a more comfortable arrangement creates a better experience for all parties.

In a perfect world, Jesus would qualify as an ideal roommate. Jesus showed love, exemplified sympathy, could empathize with others, all while being compassionate. What better person to be in community with than someone who imitates Christ? As we work to Be Together, let us all ask ourselves how we can  be like Christ every day in the things we say and do, in the ways we treat one another.

When we imitate Christ in our actions and words, we are setting ourselves up to work better together to build the beloved community where all God’s people can indeed Be Together. All it takes is our willingness to imitate Christ one day at a time. What can you do to become more like Christ today?

Allison Blay

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God, thank you for this example of love. Help me to be mindful today as I try to be more compassionate in what I say and do. Amen.

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Go with humility and grace, opening your arms to those around you.

Go with your eyes open to see new people and places to love.

Go, being fully you and celebrate the joy of the Lord.

Go, be together.

Allison Blay

Allison Blay serves as the Church Partnership Specialist with Passport. With a background and interest in nonprofit work, Allison is a remote employee based in Greensboro, NC, engaging with current and prospective churches.

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