We have a hard time being agreeable when we disagree with one another. We tend to consider our own opinions as if they were facts and the opinions of others as if they were fantasy.
Competition and the desire to be right or better seems to be a part of our DNA. The disciples actually argued over which of them was the greatest even when they were in the presence of Jesus! Jesus' reply was a more spiritual version of the youth leader's instruction: "Get over yourselves!" We will read that text on Sunday.
But among ourselves -- what steps can we take to get along when we disagree? St. Paul says, "Don't be divided. Be of one mind, united in thought and purpose." Is that an impossible dream? Perhaps not. This is our topic for worship on Sunday, May 19. Everyone is welcome!