“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” (Romans 12:18, NIV)

Jesus expects His followers to not only get-along with one another, but with everybody else!

There are limits to what we should tolerate, but when we must disagree, we should endeavor to do so without becoming disagreeable.

The persons to whom Paul was writing were seeking to live for Christ in Rome; which was — and is — a diverse, fast-paced, place with more than its share of people with strong opinions, and differing beliefs and values.

There is a desire within most of us to have things our way, and we get brittle when other people seem to be thwarting our plans.  This is not new to anyone.  What is new to most people is a conciliatory (instead of a confrontational) manner.  “Blessed are the peacemakers.”  – Luther

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