Dealing With Conflict
“If your brother or sister sins against you, go and show them their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.”
“If your brother sins against you . . .”
Go, Don’t Avoid
“A quick tempered person acts foolishly.”
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
No Third Parties
Discuss the Problem
Aim at Reconciliation
“If they listen to you, you have won them over.”
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—23I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.