Query Tuesday: About Conflict

Query Tuesday: About Conflict November 22, 2016

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Every Tuesday I offer a question or query  to ponder from a Quaker source.  There is no correct answer.  This is a tradition among Quakers to deepen our own connection to the Divine, to our community, and to each other. This week’s query might be good to consider as we gather together for Thanksgiving.

To what extent does our [community] ignore differences merely to avoid conflicts? When conflicts exist, are they discussed calmly and patiently in an attempt to arrive at a creative resolution? Does our [community], in appropriate ways, counsel any member whose conduct or manner of living gives cause for concern? Are we charitable with each other, being careful not to sully the reputations of others?

Intermountain Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice, p. 125

I replaced the word “meeting,” which is what we called our churches, with the word “community” for the purposes of this blog. Have a lovely holiday.

photo by GeoffreyWhiteway, Freerange Stock

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