If we go to the beginnings of the early church we will realize that they were “unanimous together”, they shared the same feeling, the pain of one was that of the other, they sold all their goods so that none was missing anything. Do we feel the same love for our neighbor today? I do not want to be pessimistic in relation to the church today, therefore, I would better say that we must improve certain things and thus preserve the love in Christ Jesus for one another.
Jude gives some instructions in this regard:
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Before these verses, Jude tells us who are those that cause divisions, so verse 20 begins with a “but”, saying that we cannot be equal to them, but that we must build on our faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.
We cannot allow the divisions to reach us as a church by creating fights and disputes, but by preserving the love of Christ in our lives, which Christ Himself presented as the golden rule; love the Lord with all our heart and our neighbor as ourselves.
In conclusion, we must remain in love, be fervent in prayer and encourage each other to stimulate our faith in Christ Jesus our beloved Lord, who is coming soon. Amen.