When we read in Scripture, “Love one another,” that doesn’t mean, “Barely tolerate,” “Be nice to, but don’t get too close to,” or, “Invite to join, but otherwise avoid” one another.
It means support and champion one another. It means bear with, rejoice with and mourn with one another. It means when you hurt one another, be quick to apologize and quicker to forgive one another. It means “doing nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility counting others as more important that yourselves” and “Not looking to your own interests but also to the interests of others.” (Phil 2)
It means “laying down your life” for a friend, which sometimes looks like laying down your need to be right, your opinions, your desires to be better or best, in the name of love and peace among the brethren.
Let us continue to make room for each other’s weaknesses, and yes, also successes—even if that person is succeeding more than we are. Because a King’s Kid’s victory is a Kingdom victory.
Love one another.