I get a strange sort of consolation reading about the conflict in the early Church told of in Acts 6. Both the Greek speaking and the Hebrew speaking followers of Jesus were feeling a bit put out, taken for granted, not given their due. This should not be a surprise to anyone who has ever been around human beings for more than one day. We instinctively look to see what the other guy has and feel cheated if he has something I don’t. The consolation for me comes in that this happened right from the get-go of the Church. Even the earliest followers of Jesus, some of whom probably knew him personally, had a hard time getting along with those who weren’t like them. We, like them, can’t let those disagreements cause division but instead must come up with creative solutions to ensure all God’s children feel cared for.