In the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth (okay, it wasn’t that long ago), in something called junior high school, three friends and I enjoyed singing barbershop-type harmony.
One day, the four of us were in the lunch line harmonizing just as pretty as you please, and the principal (a very disagreeable looking man named Greene) put a sudden stop to our fun. Instead of allowing us to harmonize, he gave us detention after school to think about our disruptive ways.
It sure was nice, though, singing that perfect four-part harmony. It was the same song, we just sang different parts. Not all of us could sing the lead. Someone had to sing tenor, another had to sing bass and someone else had to sing a second-tenor part. But, how wonderful it worked together!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if members of the church were like that? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see brethren working together in harmony? The Apostle Paul wrote, “Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation,” (Romans 12:16 NASU).
If more of our brethren would remember those words and put them into practice, what beautiful music we could make in our fellowship!