Dealing with conflict.
Everyone deals with it, but the question is how do you deal. There are constructive and destructive ways to deal with almost anything including conflict, criticism and stupidity.
Hmm… that last descriptor is less from my Bible Study and more from the movie I just caught last night: GI JOE.
I so loved it. I was 11 again.
If one of the JOEs ran into conflict they’d blow it up, punch it in the face, or just kill it.
And, as machismo and testosterone driven as that is (and, oh so appealing for so many situations), I don’t think it’s the answer for the Christ follower in conflict.
I just can’t imagine Jesus strapping on a fully automatic machine gun with rocket launcher attachment and sneering at his 12-man commando posse as He jumps on the back of camel yelling, “Mount up”. Continue reading “You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me?”