It is never pleasant when neighbours can’t get along.  You might remember years ago, there were two families in the news who shared a duplex in a nearby community. They were feuding, and it was just nasty.

In case you missed it, it seems like there is some quarrelling happening between Canada and our neighbour to the south right now.  And regardless of how you view the issues about trade, there are lessons to be learned.

There will be times that we disagree with people.  I’m pretty sure I’ve disagreed with everyone I’ve ever met, at least once.  That is the reality, and as long as we live and have opinions it will continue to be a reality.  We have no choice in the matter.

What we do have a choice in, is how we will react to people we disagree with.  The Apostle Paul, who disagreed with all kinds of people wrote, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

And that can be tough, but it’s especially important when we carry the name of Jesus with us.

So, let’s be careful not to demonize those we disagree with and remember that once we speak words there is no taking them back.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible


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