“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” –Psalm 133: 1
Psalm 133 begins with an exhortation to behold – this is, to take notice because what follows is important and deserves our attention. In this passage of scripture, David draws our attention to something good and pleasant. It is good because it reflects God’s heart and purpose of unity among His people; it is pleasant because it makes life together as God’s people so much more enjoyable than seasons when constant bickering and conflict dominate.
Brothers, as we continue living, we will come to understand that not everything that is good is pleasant, and not everything that is pleasant is good. Unity among God’s people is such a remarkable blessing because it is both good and pleasant!
Brothers, as we enter into the holiday season, statistics have informed us that suicide rates increase during this time due to factors surrounding emotional/mental stability as well as financial stress. As we all enter into this season, know that “you ain’t heavy” brothers and we should all strive to provide an atmosphere amongst the brotherhood as King David did with God’s people. We should work to have a good and peaceable relationships amongst ourselves and with all others. If we work on this atmosphere as a collective, we, too, can stand boldly and proclaim how good and how pleasant our GZL brotherhood is due to the bonds of unity and peace amongst us.
Yours in the Master’s Service,
Brother (Colonel, U.S. Army) Charles D. Mills
Chapter Chaplain, Gamma Zeta Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.