The Five Minute Friday word for the week is agree. From Rhymezone I found out that one of its synonyms is the word harmonize. I like that. It kind of shows that agreement doesn’t have to mean that everything is the same.
HARMONIZE WITH DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
When there is harmony in music you hear a pleasing sound. The notes may not be in perfect agreement as far as sounding the same, but they blend together nicely. I think there may be a lesson for us in this example.
All too often we think that to agree with someone we need to have the same opinions. If we differ as far as ideas and goals it doesn’t mean we can’t agree.
Each of us brings a different perspective to the table.
Share Your Ideas
If we share our ideas with each other we can often harmonize in a way that makes the finished product better. Everyone can take part, dividing up responsibilities and showing a unified front.
Every tiny detail may not be agreed upon, but by using the unique talents of each one all the parts come together.
In other words we show agreement in our diversity.
I Corinthians 12:12-14 (NIV)
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body,
so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—
whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
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