Monday, September 24, 2018


   We have been hearing about how polarized we are as a country for years.
   Our common cultural attitude seems to be outrage, with little real communication between people.
   By “real communication” I mean real listening and real discussion that does not necessarily lead to agreement, but leads to understanding.
   I have learned that we can’t say we understand a person’s view until we are able to state it in a form that they agree is what they indeed believe. That’s a first step.
   Advancing toward cooperation, however, requires humility.  It means all parties acknowledging that they might be wrong, in order to better understand and to learn.
   It means living together, as we do at FLC, by concentrating on the things that unite us, the things that are ultimately important, and are centered on our faith, our common relationship with Jesus Christ.

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