A Common Fear

“This is a common fear among Friends, and I am sure many of you share it with me… We do not want to hurt—and so we do not share our differences of thought, word or experience in the open, loving way which would help all of us to grow.”

— Betty Polster
Quoted in Are We Done Fighting? by Matthew Legge

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Think of a time when you avoided conflict at the expense of being true to yourself. Write a few lines about how you could have approached the situation differently, in a way that was loving to the other person and yourself.

When conflict arises in your community, how do you respond?

If God is in every person, how does that inform your approach to conflict? When have you had a conflict that resulted in deeper trust and connection?