CONFLICT MANAGEMENT. Ubuntu Family Thought 14 April

April 14th.  When Moses and James met at the soccer they sometimes complained that their wives were always busy with sodality matters. “I want her home on Sunday morning to cook for me,” Moses said and James nodded his agreement.  But Daniel overhearing their conversation chipped in, “I’m sorry that my wife has died because now what am I supposed to do. My children have their own families or sodalities to be worried about but one day I asked them all to come together so we could talk things through.  I asked them, “How can we look after all our different interests so that no one feels left out. They really listened and things are much better now.”

When the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against  the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.  And the Twelve said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore pick out from among you seven men of good repute whom we may appoint to this duty.”  Acts 6:1-7.  

Pope Francis. Unity prevails over conflict. Conflict cannot be ignored or concealed. If we remain trapped we lose our perspective, our horizons shrink and reality itself beings to fall apart.   EG 226

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