as children, my brother and i were expected to get along with each other. it wasn’t an option not to be friends. for good or bad, i carry that expectation of my own kids. the trouble is not always knowing how to make that reality.
my dad sent this out as part of his weekly letter to the congregations and folks he works with:
I have a serious concern to bring up with you, my friends, using the authority of Jesus, our Master. I’ll put it as urgently as I can: You must get along with each other. You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common. — 1 Cor. 1:10 (The Message)
bring it on. i’m going to write that down somewhere.