No matter what the conflict, if we aren’t acting from our best selves, we are in danger of both falling into the ditch, and the ditch is filled with stuff we talked about on Monday(Luke 6:39).
Keep in mind, that the only difference between a ditch and a grave in a conflict is the depth of the hole.
If two people are involved in a conflict (or a fight) and one is better at being analytical and the other is better at being empathetic, that doesn’t make one approach to resolution better than the other.
In fact, it makes both approaches equally valid, based on the nature of the conflict, the nature of the difficulty that preceded it and the nature of the parties involved.
And no amount of protesting about “winners” and “losers” is going to change that, no matter how much we institutionalize that type of thinking.
However, a caution: Empathic feeling and analytical thinking are both valid ways to being solving a conflict, but leading with the “My Approach Is Better and Should Win” leads to beams and planks being confused with motes and specks. (Luke 6:41-42)
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Jesan Sorrells, MA
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