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What We Need is Unity

Divisiveness, tension, fear, anger, hostility, conflict, mistrust, violence—read the news in mainstream media or social media and this is what you will be hit with almost daily. We’re divided by our politics. We divide ourselves over the color of our skin and ethnicity. We divide and fight over mask or no mask. We divide ourselves over how we respond to what’s happening in the world around us. And what do we get? More division!

Do you know who comes to divide and instill fear? Satan. John 10:10 tells us the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. And it’s oh so much easier for him to be successful when he lures us into being divisive, fearful and angry.

We don’t have to take his bait!

I’ve had many experiences with people at work over the years where there were misunderstandings, unmet expectations, fear of disappointing, problems beyond either party’s control that had to be dealt with—you know, the stuff that can cause stress in working relationships. And in each situation, I have been faced with this question: What’s more important? The result I want or the relationship? There is only one right answer here: the relationship is more important. People are more important.