Lack of unity in the church affects our peace. The ‘friendly fire’ of division results in us losing Christian brothers. We cannot fight powerfully against our true enemy, the Devil, if we are too busy fighting amongst ourselves.
Paul encourages the Ephesians to display lowliness, meekness, patience and forbearance with one another.
We need to be ready to admit our own mistakes and deal with one another in love, following the example of Christ, who removed the wall of hostility between man and God and prayed that His people should be one as He and His Father are One.