Getting along with each other

When an ongoing disagreement threatened to undermine a friendship, a newfound sense of what it means that we are all sisters and brothers in God turned things around completely.


Some years ago I had an experience that reminds me of the kind of back-and-forth sniping that appears very common in political discussions today. Too often it seems as though neither side is willing to give ground or to find points to agree on and through which they can go forward together. In my case, a friend and I seemed to be in a perpetual argument about something I can’t even remember now. At the time, however, it seemed crucial for me to win that argument – and it seemed equally vital to her that she win it. Up to this point we had been good friends who really liked each other and usually agreed, so the situation was quite distressing. Read more on


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