Family relationships. Everyone has them. It may be our physical family, our work family, our neighborhood, or our church family.
In ways, they are the same, but each has unique situations. And in various ways, we have problems in those relationships from time to time.
Why is that so when families are to be a loving unit? The individuals within the families are to love and care for and support and encourage one another.
But we see individuals each wanting to go their own way, sometimes not caring who they step on or hurt in order to get what they want. Even among our spiritual brothers and sisters there are problems.
It shouldn't be that way if we all share the set-apart spirit, should it? But we all suffer disagreements, hurt feelings, gossip, misunderstandings and even persecution, with all sides feeling justified in their words and actions.