Learning to "cooperate" instead of "compete" is an important life lesson. Parents spend hours and hours trying to instill this notion into their kids, although it seems that some kids never learn that lesson. Looking around at some grown ups, it is hard to actually refer to them as "grown up" at all, because they seem to act more like children :(
Jesus', words in the Beatitudes seek to bring unity in God's family instead of a harmful competition. Working together is much more effective that fighting with one another. Unity is indeed STRENGTH.
"Talent perceives differences; genius, unity." - William Butler Yeats
Living in Grace
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