Former President of United States of America, Ronald Reagan says –
Wonderful! isn’t it?
If we look around us whether its in the family or in the community conflict is inevitable. I have seen there are people who walked out of the scene where there are conflicts and quarreling just to play safe. But there are times when we really can’t avoid the scene or the people involved in the conflict. At that time we have to think about ‘how to handle conflicts peacefully… .’
The scripture says,
“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God forgave you.”
So conflict can be handled peacefully if we put away bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, slander, malice and become kind, tenderhearted, forgiving one another.
Another Proverb says,
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
In addition to the above deductions and additions we need to be soft spoken.
There’s another scripture portion that can really stir our minds, which is –
“What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel.”
The above quote talks about how we stir up conflicts because of our selfish and evil desires. Unless we are selfless we can not create a peaceful atmosphere among all the quarrels and conflicts.
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