Paul personally addressed two women, Euodia and Syntyche to agree in the Lord and asked the rest of the congregation to do all they could to ensure that these women get along (2,3).
If I were to write a letter to my friends in the Lord, who would I address? What would I say to them that would help them in their stance in the Lord (1)? If the list of Christian names whom I consider friends are short and/or I struggle to know what to say to help them, then I need to work on personally connecting with other believers in the Lord.
Jesus taught that the world would know his disciples by the love we share. He prayed, “I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17:23) Christian community is something that I am working on since I moved to a new state.