Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Anti"-mosity and the fear of being real....

"If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back." ~Matthew 18.15 (NLT)

There seems to be an increasing use of under-handed, cutting remarks and responses on the social networks these days.  Whatever happened to good old, face to face conflict resolution?

It's been my experience that there are few things more refreshing than to "have it out" with a friend and move on to healing and growth together.  

It's also true from my perspective that dealing with a perceived injury - emotional or otherwise - through indirect, snide remarks does nothing to resolve the root cause and only serves to foster further resentment and anger. 

Has the internet with it's inherent cushions provided a "safe" way to point out how far "superior" one is or is it paving the way for the development of "Cowardly Baggage Handlers"?

If the hurt is deep enough to carry with you, it should be important enough to get rid of.

Time to "man-up" and put on the gloves.

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