One of the endearing themes in the animation classic, “Finding Nemo” is the tenacious friendship between Marlin and Dory. No matter how much they annoyed each other, no matter how many times they each thought the other should give up and no matter how dangerous their search for Nemo became; they stuck together.
Dory may have been as annoying as any one creature could be, but Marlin could not have succeeded in his quest to find his son without her. No two characters could be more different than these two, but that didn’t seem to matter. Dory’s commitment to Marlin and his quest was tenacious, even when he didn’t want it. Along the way, Marlin learned a lot about being a father and a friend.
As followers of Jesus Christ we should have that kind of commitment to our brothers and sisters in Christ. We’re going to annoy each other and we’re even going to give up on each other, but through it all we always need to keep the ultimate goal of sharing Jesus to a lost world the priority. If we do we will find amazing opportunities to serve our great God!
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love, give preference to one another in honor not lagging behind diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 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 12:10-16