For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12 NIV
We are in this together. There is no part of the body of Christ that we can excise in order to bring about unity. We are in unity. The question is how we learn to live with each other in all our differences and diversity, wrongs and sins.
First we must choose to be together no matter what. Staying together in an era where divorce is so common can appear to be an old-fashioned idea especially if one party feels as if the other is beating them up. Perhaps it is best to walk away.
And yet we can’t. We are in this together whether we want to be or not. We are the body of Christ. We can’t leave each other alone no matter how much we want to do so or in fact do so. We are inextricably tied together with one another. We will face one another in heaven one day.
So let’s learn to love one another as God loves us. That is, better than we love ourselves.