Many times the harshest criticism we receive is from our families and our churches.  Let us please recognize that we are on the same team (when we actually are) and be supportive instead of jealous and filled with strife.  A house divided against itself cannot stand.  Let us be patient with one another and love in unity as much as we are able.

When sin or wrong-doing stands in the middle of the situation let us not be afraid to ask for help.  

Lord, help us when we are the transgressor and forgive those who transgress against us.  Let me be the encouragement and not the discouragement!