We are surrounded by many different people, with different personalities, preferences, and opinions. Some of these people we may consider friends. Others may be colleagues, acquaintances, or even strangers. How do we interact with these other people? Do we search for those that are "perfect?"
We are called to accept one another. Even within the church, we may have different points of view, but we need to continue to be centered on Jesus Christ. Jesus showed us that we are to accept each other where we are at and then try to bring out the best or improve each other. His life was an example of this as He interacted with and worked to save or redeem those that were often considered unacceptable or unworthy. Instead of looking for perfect friends or people in our lives, we can accept each other and look to God and Jesus Christ to work in all of our lives!
Accept one another, look to Jesus Christ, and allow Him to work in your life!
Thank You for accepting me and for redeeming me. Help me to be accepting and to allow You to continue to work in my life. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.