How (Not) to Have a Conversation:
Truth or Love
Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.
Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.
“If you want my honest opinion, I think that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard, if people would just get off of [insert news channel or website or influencer with whom they disagree] and think for 2 seconds they ought to be able to see that for themselves.”
“The sources that I find trustworthy really suggest that isn’t the best course to take, are you familiar with [insert your facts or ideas or sources] or interested in learning why somebody might disagree?”
“My momma taught me if I didn’t have anything nice to say then I should say nothing at all, and last week my church said that you shouldn’t argue with a fool, so I don’t even want to talk to you about that.”
“I know a lot of people believe that, I really have a different perspective, but it’s not something I’d like to argue about.”
Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done," he told him.
“Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
“Yeah, probably that’s true.”
“I follow Jesus, and he said and showed us how to be so loving and never look down on people, even our enemies, but he did say that he was the only way so I just trust him in that, and that he knows better than I do.”
Truth in love!