Several weeks ago, one of my pastors used the above quote by Phillip Schaff. He was preaching about how believers often become divided over things not critical to the Gospel message or the core teachings of the Church.
We’re all guilty of straining on divisional gnats at some point in our Christian walk, and we would do well to remember this quote, especially the last line.
I know: We can argue forever about what’s essential and what’s not, but in the end I want to walk in love with my brothers and sisters in Christ. As we imitate the love of Christ, we realize love’s power to unite us and to referee our greatest arguments.
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.