It’s okay to disagree about important matters. It can even be a relief to agree that we disagree. The disagreements that I encounter in my daily life are about differing societal, political, and religious viewpoints. For years I countered other people’s different ideas with defensiveness.
Now I find responses that are very different from mine to be interesting.
I want to assure people that I have heard their opinion. And I want to make it clear that I don’t agree. My first call is to love people as they are and hope that God’s call to love everyone as they are will grow in those I disagree with. Is this always an easy job? You know the answer.
This message is an excerpt from “Family matters: Those people” by Susie Gamelin in the June 2020 issue of Gather magazine.