So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. 2 Corinthians 3:18, NLT
Perhaps you have a small mirror in your purse and a full-length mirror at home. Both reflect the light. It’s like the home and the Church. A godly home should be a miniature version of the Church, and the Church is a larger version of a godly family. In either case, a crack in the mirror mars the image. Broken relationships don’t reflect the Lord’s glory as well as healthy ones.
As much as possible and as far as it depends on us, we should live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:18). At home and in church, that requires sanding off the rougher edges of our responses. Differences don’t have to become difficulties, and unity doesn’t require uniformity.
Is there a rough edge to your personality that needs smoothing before it leaves a scratch in the mirror of your home or church? Titus 2:7 says: “Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching” (NLT).
I have never known the Spirit of God to work where the Lord’s people were divided. D. L. Moody