Accept one another, says Paul. We are to welcome each other as Christ welcomes us. As Jesus, our Lord, willingly receives us into His Kingdom, so we are to make way for one another, receiving each other willingly.
Paul commands us to “bear with the failings of the weak.” (Romans 15: 1, ESV) He tells us to “please [our] neighbor for his good, to build him up.” (Romans 15: 2)
How different this is than the remarkable levels of criticism we hear from one another. As Paul says, “One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” (Romans 14: 5) As long as we are acting “in honor of the Lord” and giving “thanks to God” then we must not “pass judgment on [our brothers].” (Romans 14: 6, 10)
Rather than “despise [our] brother,” we should remember that “we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.” (Romans 14: 10) “Each of us will give an account of himself to God.” (Romans 14: 12)
Believe me, we will not be giving an account of our brother or sister in Christ!