Monday, June 23, 2014

Dealing with conflict

Conflict is inevitable, whether within a family unit, social groups and institutions, and even the church. The question is not whether you will experience conflict but how you will deal with the conflict that you experience.

In this morning's gospel reading (Matthew 10:24-39) Jesus declares conflict to be inevitable. He advises his disciples—us, in other words—to emulate him and the ways in which he dealt with conflict. The gospel underscores three principles.

The rest of my sermon is available here.

1 comment:

Phyllis ZG said...

When I listened to your sermon last Sunday, I was reminded of something going around Facebook (thanks, Chuck Till): "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always."