There are times when we’re on the roadway of life and have a fender-bender. We run up against something unexpected and difficult, or our way of looking at an issue collides with another’s viewpoint. As Christians, what do we do? Is conflict okay or should we run in the other direction as fast as possible?
Even in Jesus’ life, we see that being in relationship sometimes involves conflict. People have differing perceptions, understandings, and desires. So what can we learn from Jesus in order to deal with these situations in honorable, Christ-like ways? How do we address conflict from a Kingdom perspective?
Just as roadway fender-benders need to be dealt with, so do relational fender-benders. The God who calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves has keys to share with us as we deal with conflict and have courageous conversations. Let’s take a look.