Our first reading from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians tells us that as Christians we are members of one family, God’s family; and we should treat each other as beloved brothers and sisters.
In another of his letters, in his Letter to the Colossians, Paul developed that theme of our need to be good family members. When a couple grtting married asked me for a good passage for their wedding I often recommended this one.
“Because you are God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another. If one has a grievance against the other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace to which you were called in one body.”