A good reminder of how we should live comes from a part of couple of verses from God's Word - "Lead a life worthy of the calling with gentleness, patience, and love." ~ Ephesians 4:1-2
Even better is the following verse which gives a good reason why - "...eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." (verse 3)
These verses are even more critical to live out unselfishly within the body of Christ today as the enemy seems ever so busy to cause dissension and division between those who are called to work together as one body (read verses 4 -6).
It doesn't mean that anything goes to preserve peace and we throw out all accountability, but rather efforts of restoring and reconciliation need to be in the foremost place in our hearts and minds.
Seems like a good way to live as we head into a month of thanksgiving!