Try your best to let Gods Spirit keep your hearts united. Do this by living in peace. All of you are part of the same body. There is only one Spirit of God, just as you were given one hope when you were chosen to be Gods people. We have only one Lord, one faith and one baptism. There is one God who is the Father of all people. Not only is God above all others, but he works by using all of us and he lives in all of us.
If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I shall give you rest. Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble and you will find rest. This yoke is easy to bear and this burden is light.
I do not speak to you as my servants, I speak to you as my friends and I have told you everything that my Father has told me. You did not choose me for I chose you and sent you out to produce fruit, the kind of fruit that will last. Then my Father will give you whatever you ask for in my name. So I command you to love each other, as I have loved you.
God has given each and every one of us unique and special gifts. But these gifts are not for us to hoard or gloat over. They are to be shared. We must use them to live as God commands, to love one another, to live by Gods’ commandments and to trust in Gods’ words.