I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.—Phil. 4:2.
Like Euodia and Syntyche, we may face a major obstacle to cultivating a close bond of love with others—the tendency to focus on imperfections. All of us make mistakes every day. If we stay focused on the imperfections of others, our love for them will cool. For example, if a brother forgets to help us clean the Kingdom Hall, we may become irritated. If we then begin to list all the other mistakes we know our brother has made, our irritation will grow and our love for him will diminish. If you find yourself in a similar situation, it would be good to reflect on this fact: Jehovah sees our imperfections as well as those of our brother. Yet, in spite of these imperfections, he still loves our brother and he still loves us. For that reason, we need to imitate Jehovah’s love and keep a positive view of our brothers. When we work hard to love our brothers, we strengthen our bond of unity with them.—Phil. 2:1, 2. w19.08 9-10 ¶7-8
Song 134 and Prayer
Opening Comments (1 min.)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Train Your Children to Love Jehovah”: (10 min.)
Spiritual Gems: (10 min.)