Saturday, March 14, 2015
What is our normal reaction when there is a conflict or other problem? Do we make assumptions about the people involved and the circumstances we are struggling through? Do we choose to think the worst about the motives of others? This direction tends to escalate conflict instead of resolving it.
When we are faced with these moments perhaps we should examine ourselves first before looking at others. Assuming a personal portion of responsibility can help to defuse situations before they escalate. It reveals a genuine humility that is necessary for healthy resolution.