17 Now I don’t praise you as I give the following instruction because when you meet together, it does more harm than good. 18 First of all, when you meet together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and I partly believe it. 19 It’s necessary that there are groups among you, to make it clear who is genuine. 20 So when you get together in one place, it isn’t to eat the Lord’s meal. 21 Each of you goes ahead and eats a private meal. One person goes hungry while another is drunk. 22 Don’t you have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you look down on God’s churches and humiliate those who have nothing? What can I say to you? Will I praise you? No, I don’t praise you in this. (1 Corinthians 11:17-22, CEB)
Can you believe there were issues in the church in Paul’s time? Seriously? Can people not get along?
But seriously there have been issues in gatherings since the beginning of time. But as the body of Christ we should get over our differences and work to bring about equality and justice.
People would gather to eat and were eating all of the food before others got there. They wouldn’t wait. And others would drink all the wine. We need to make sure everyone is fed and taken care of. We do not get to eat our fill while our neighbor goes hungry. The meal is for all to share equally.
Divisions do not have there place in the body of Christ. We are one body and need each other.
Love each other as God loves each of us.
Love People. Love God.