“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ep 4:32).

Having discussed how spiritual symphony and synergy matter, we conclude this unity series by meditating on the vital role of Christian sympathy among us. Literally speaking, sympathy is about sharing the same feelings, pain or experiences with others.

The preceding verse in our text instructs us to discard attitudes that hinder believers from living in mutual sympathy. “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and slander be put away from you, along with all malice” (Ep 4:31).

Beloved, let’s just heed this call. It’s amazing how born-again saints nowadays think they can live for God and still be at loggerheads with fellow believers! Let me remind the church that we must care about each other’s plight, pain and problems. We can’t be good Christians and be callous at the same time. We can’t be heavenly yet heartless, holy yet inhuman, nor righteous yet ruthless. Enough said!

Pastor Josh