"I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought."
1 Corinthians 1:10
I am not sure if there is anyone more annoying on the planet than your brothers or sisters. They seem to have an extra special ability to get right under your skin. Because they know you better than most and they know exactly how, where and when they can cause the most aggravation with the least amount of effort. I think it also has a little to do with proximity also.
It is interesting that the most common way that fellow believers in the new testament refer to each other is as brothers and sisters. It makes sense, right? If God is our Father and we are His children that would make us each other’s brothers and sisters.
This relatively simple concept is significant in the way that we relate to each other.
It means that;
We will have each other’s backs
We will always be honest with each other
We will respect each other
We will get on each other’s’ nerves but we will learn patience and grace
We will forgive and ask for forgiveness from each other
We will be free to be who we are around each other
We will trust each other
We won’t betray each other’s confidence.
At the end of the day Brothers and Sisters can be annoying, but no one quite has your back like them, no one quite knows you like them and no one will be there for you over a lifetime like them.