Scripture is filled with instruction for interpersonal relationships. We are told to be patient with one another, encourage one another, pray for one another, and – of course – to love one another, plus several more, similar commands. Lately I’ve been struck with the quantity mentioned in these verses: one.
One patient soul may be just the companion I need while my character develops and grows through some rough spots. The encouragement of just one person could help me carry on in a difficult situation. A single prayer warrior is a formidable force, and one person who loves me can make a huge difference. Indeed there have been times when all these scenarios have been the case in my own life.
Likewise, I can endeavor to be the one who is that “one another” for a fellow journeyer.
I am only one. You are only one. And that may be all it takes.