Living in Harmony
April 9, 2015 Year B
David reflects here on how great it feels when people live together in harmony. It is a joy when people work and live together in harmony.
David compares this harmony to the dew that flows down from the highest mountain to Jerusalem. He also compares it to the oil which flows from the anointing of the priest down his beard and onto his robe. The fragrance of both the dew and the oil smell wonderful. So David compares the pleasure of these flavors to the harmony between people.
However, living in harmony is difficult to achieve. The Bible teaches that we should strive for it (Hebrews 13:1). It is hard enough for people to live in unity, much less harmony. Having unity is like being on the same page of a song. Having harmony is like playing your part while you are on that same page.
As a Christian, I am called to live in harmony with other Christians because the world will know us by our love for one another (John 13:35).
Prayer: God, please help me to teach myself as well as my family and my flock to live in harmony. It is good and pleasing in Your sight.