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I heard a story of two neighbours. Between their houses was a beautiful tree. Both neighbours loved the wonderful songs of the birds in the trees. The one neighbour would sing hymns when he heard the birds and the birds seemed to sing along. The other would sing praise choruses and again, the birds join in. The problem, the neighbours didn’t like each other so when they heard the other one singing with the birds, they would yell insults at each other and through stones across the fence. Before long ... all of the birds had been killed from flying stones.

If we who love God spend our time throwing stones at each other, we will kill those tender ones that God has sent us to love.