Argument rewind

I’ve posted this before but in the current climate, it think it bears repeating:

Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. I Cor.13:12

Disagreements should be approached with humility. Most of our debates could use a preamble. Something like: “having considered all the information available within all possible contexts and nuances, having applied responsible processes of scholarship and reason, accounting for my personal agendas and prejudices, recognizing that reasonable minds and sincere hearts might disagree, and looking at those I speak to and speak about through the lens of Christ’s love and grace, here is what I think.”

Lord, help me to be humble and gracious in disagreements. And help those who speak in conversation, in social networks, in public settings, and in the media; those who speak for themselves and as representatives of others, do the same.