Seeking Unity in Times of Hostility and Division

Do you sense it? Do you feel it? I have been talking to a lot of people recently and it feels like there is more hostility, conflict, and division than ever before. There has always been conflict, with disagreements and differences of opinion. However, there is so much anger and strong opinions right now, with lots of yelling and not a lot of listening. One of my close friends said recently, “When my family gets together, we don’t speak about faith, politics, or money. Those topics bring much intensity, and it usually doesn’t go well.” As a follower of Christ, I try to seek the Lord often on how to be a good listener and be gracious in my response – “quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger”. This is hard to do right now with so much hate and division. What does our Lord Jesus say about this?