This from William Gurnall today:
Just as the Gospel lays the axe to strife and digs it up by its bitter roots, so it fills the hearts of men who embrace it with principles leading to peace and unity. Some of these tenets are self-denial, long-suffering, and gentleness. Self-denial prefers that another be honored before himself. Long-suffering prefers that which makes one not easily provoked. And if gentleness is pushed by a wrong, it holds the door open for peace to come in again.
May Gospel graces abound at OGC as we approach the 7th anniversary of Conciliation Sunday this coming Lord’s Day. Praise God for the corporate peace and unity He has granted us these last several years.