Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story. (Casey Stengel, late professional baseball manager)

Stengel was noted for his malapropisms like “All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.” But his statement above makes a lot of sense. There are many gifted athletes who can run faster, throw harder, or jump higher than others, but putting them together to make a winning team, as Stengel says, “is another story.”

Make every effort to keep yourselves united . . . binding yourselves together with peace. (Ephesians 4:3)