May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. (Romans 15:5-7)
I was told on my first day of work, “We don’t need another physical therapist.” At the end of the day, I went into the documentation room and was told there was no space for me. When the boss said to let me in, I was confined to a blue-taped area exactly the width of my computer. Although God gave me the endurance to persist and encouragement from another therapist, who is a Christian, there was no unity, and our patients suffered.
God wants what Millennials want. He wants us to have a spirit of unity. Even though God gives us endurance and encouragement to persist, God’s work is greater than any one person. When we’re united we can help and love more people. I have friends on the far right and far left who are all wonderful people. They would all help people in need, no matter their race, if they knew what to do. People on the right may not like the term global warming, but they all want to help the environment as people on the left do. We need to accept one another and use the endurance and encouragement that God gives us to unify ourselves. We need to start working together on goals we have in common. At work or within another group of diversity, start a project to help a person or group in need or a project to help the environment. It will create a spirit of unity and bring praise to God.