Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
The other day I heard a pastor on the radio who read a verse from one of the epistles- I don't remember which one- but the message was similar. The pastor said that each year he chooses a passage to hold close and try to follow more intentionally. His chosen passage included the admonition to keep from criticizing one another. This morning I am reminded of this in the verse from Hebrews. Living in peace with each other, being forgiving and accepting of one another, and loving unconditionally are lofty goals. But this is on the path to holiness.
Lord God, thank you for your grace and your generous loving acceptance of each and every one of us. May I be more accepting and less critical of others, Amen