I realized something today, following Twitter and discussing issues over meals and with friends.
There are a lot of issues on which I disagree with my closest friends in the SBC.
On one election ballot, my wife put her x on a different number than I did. I could not convince her that complementarianism required her to vote like me. Hmmmm……
Over a dinner discussion today I realized that everyone else there voted differently than I did.
I saw a tweet I couldn’t have disagreed with more strongly and a good friend liked it.
And every person I am speaking of here is part of the SBC Voices community.
How dare they not yield to my superior wisdom?
So, what do I do about it? I have limited choices.
- I can cloister myself with only those who agree with me on everything. It will be a small room.
- I can try to control them and make them yield to my will. That causes anger and division.
- Or, I can accept that my brothers and sisters see things differently than I do. I can live in unity with those who do not always agree with what I say.
Isn’t option 3 the better path?