Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
The opening statement has several commands that seem to be unreasonable. Completely humble, gentle, patient, and bearing are words we don’t use much. I for one have trouble! But the scripture is clear when it says “Make every effort”. Bring peace to every situation through the Spirit of unity. First off, your soul, body, and spirit must be in agreement, in unity. How can one ask to accomplish all this without first getting themselves ready?
Someone is always watching and waiting for you to ready yourself and they will follow when they see you do the right thing.
Be bearers of peace, this world needs it so desperately.