“Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”–Ephesians 4:3 Unity in a church doesn’t “just happen”, it is the result of much effort on the part of it’s members. Churches aren’t destroyed from without, but from within. Pride produces strife, which causes divisions that lead to destruction. The Bible commands us to work for peace. Sometimes that means you can’t have things your way. The following story serves as a good illustration of what our attitude should be: A little church in the country was voting on building a new church. Everyone in the church wanted to build, except one older couple that always sat on the front row. They were very much opposed and told all who were in the church that their present arrangement was adequate, and God was not in favor of them building a new church. But the vote was finally taken and the church decided to build, starting the next Monday morning, on the cite already chosen. All volunteers were to show up at 8 a.m. The appointed day came and the first man on the job was the very man who had voted against the building. He had his shovel, hammer, saw, overalls–and a good spirit. At lunch time his wife had all the workmen over to her house for a homemade hot lunch. And the same man showed up everyday, until the building was completed. That’s what a Spirit-filled believer would do. What would you have done?