A Multitude Of Sins

What helps keep the church/congregation together?  How do so many diverse attitudes and backgrounds work together for God?

Part of that answer has to lie in what Peter writes in 1 Peter 4:8-9:  “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.  Be hospitable to one another without complaint.”

Love covers a lot of sin.  Love overlooks a lot of faults.  We can easily find fault with everyone around us, but we need to “cover” those weaknesses and concentrate on encouraging growth in our fellow saints.  Let us stop complaining, (if we are), and rather give glory to God who has more than covered our sins.  He has cleansed them.
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Love Your Neighbor

Rozanne DiGuilio’s home straddles the New York/Connecticut state lines.  She did not know that her bank failed to pay taxes on the New York side for several years, forcing it into foreclosure.  Half the house is in New Fairfield, CT and the other half in Brewster, NY.  A neighbor noticed an ad which had half the home, kitchen, living room and porch, for sale – $275.  So the neighbor bought it and tried to sell that half back to Rozanne for $150,000.  The bank is now negotiating with the neighbor.

Jesus said to “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matt 22:39),  the second greatest command in the Old Testament.  Rom 13:9; Gal 5:14 and James 2:8 remind us of that great principle.  So how can you take advantage of Rozanne like that?  Greed was apparent in this story.  This occurred  from 2010-2014 and is under negotiation.  You are encouraged to “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
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