God loves unity. There’s no doubt about it. But it can be so hard to get along, especially when working with others with whom you share nothing in common outside of your office space. Even if you work with others who love Jesus, the way they approach Him might look a little different, even weird or foreign. But we all carry a little bit of weird in our own awkward way.
C.S. Lewis writes that “Of all the awkward people in your house or job there is only one whom you can improve very much.” All too often, we ourselves are the ones in need of change. Focusing on differences, the desire to be right, and other nonessentials is an active stance against unity.
When you choose relationship over politics and community over theological rifts, it is good and pleasing to God. When done without stipulation, seeking out community with other Christ-followers in the workplace transcends denominational, political, and historical divides. And in a time where division itself is palpable, and differences tribal, we must choose unity.