The strategies for building unity and camaraderie have changed over time. In the first century A.D., humanity built unity by sharing meals. Today, we build unity by walking in the same type of shoes or wearing the same type of clothing. Our outward appearance has become much more significant to building unity than sharing meals. However, sharing a meal with someone always will be a powerful methodology for building unity. When you sit with someone and share a meal, your digestive system is working in concert with the other person's digestive system. The two digestive systems are becoming synchronized as they work together to digest and assimilate the meal. It is that synchronicity of the digestive systems that unifies two or more people.
When someone has decided that they wish to oppose you, you have two choices. You can attempt to build unity with them, or you can accept them as being someone who will oppose you, always or for a time. If you choose to attempt to build unity, you also have two choices. You can build unity while placing a guard around your digestive system and your heart (hereinafter referred to as your "DS/H") so that you do not become too vulnerable to them, or you can build unity by being completely vulnerable. If you choose to build unity by placing a guard around your DS/H, you again have two choices. You can ask the indwelling Holy Spirit (the Holy Spirit that is in you) to protect your DS/H from becoming too synchronized with the other person, or you can decide that the synchronicity will not happen until there is a need for unity and synchronicity. In this manner, the potential for synchronicity is created and placed on hold until it becomes necessary to achieve a jointly held goal.
Placing a guard around your digestive system and/or your heart is a very delicate procedure. Hearts function best when they are free and vulnerable. They want to give 100 percent every day and every time. They want to be a conduit for the flow of God's love. However, conditions in the world in which we live demand that we take precautionary measures when necessary for our long-term survival. In our world, long-term survival mandates that we examine the landscape and decide what measures are necessary in order for us to safely traverse from one point in time to another point in time. We can be in it together, yet function at different levels of unity and synchronicity. We can be in it together, yet not allow ourselves to be vulnerable to an evil agenda.