With very careful words and explanations, Paul writes to his friend Philemon who is a member of the Colossian Church. He explains that Onesimus is coming back, not as a slave, but as a brother. Paul pleas for Philemon to forgive Onesimus’ transgressions, desertion and theft, for they are now brothers in Christ.
The book of Philemon demonstrates the power of Christ and true Christian fellowship in action. No matter what barriers stand in front of you, God calls you to seek unity and break down those walls to embrace your brothers and sisters in Christ.