If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
1. Do everything in your power to avoid using email, text messages, or Facebook and twitter to either confront or respond to any conflict related issues. Chances are you will be misunderstood. Chances are the problem may take longer to be resolved. Chances are the problem could be blown out of proportion. Meet face to face, resolve the issue, give your apology, affirm your love or appreciation for each other, and recommit to the relationship. If this first step doesn’t work, study Matthew 18, all the while, staying humble, prayerful and sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
2. Always remember #1
3. Never forget # 1
Sometimes a conflict can happen between people living far apart geographically. In this instance a simple apology may suffice. Recognize your fault, humble yourself, give no excuses, give no explanations, just say – I’M Sorry!
Published on August 6, 2012
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I should have read this last week. I learned something today. Thanks
Thank you Walter for reminding us of these simple, but very wise words! God bless!
A thoughtful reminder! It takes courage just to say I’m sorry and humility to leave it at that.