There may need to be some bending to achieve good blending. (Brent Sandy, author)
Using the analogy of the popular smoothie drinks, Sandy referred to the multitude of blended families in our society. In any merger involving parties from different backgrounds and experience, a great deal of give-and-take is required to create a happy and productive experience. What a good lesson for a divided society. To blend well, we will have to bend well.
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. (Ephesians 4:3)