“Dialogue is best done in relationship, over breaking bread, over coffee.” From On Sharing Bedrooms and Dialogue
As I think about the next year in the United States, I look back on something I wrote in the past, and I pray I will stay true to that conviction.
“We all have strong convictions that could lead to ugly. Human reactions, emotions and interactions are complex. And there are some things that I won’t discuss online, not because I lack conviction but because the potential for misinterpretation is too high…”
And this from my friend Tara:
“…I don’t need to battle over politics because I have a massive fight on my hands as it is.
The battle to walk closely with Him day-by-day.
The battle to be salt, to be light.
The battle against my own sin and depravity.
The battle to love my neighbor well.
The battle to act justly; to love mercy.
The Kingdom isn’t so much about how I vote (or promote my vote on-line) – the Kingdom is more about the way I love and live and act toward the lost and hurting around me.”
“I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3