Why Can’t We Get Along?
Bible Text: Matthew 18:15–17; Philippians 4:1–3 | Speaker: Rev. Dr. Carolyn Scanlan-Holmes
It’s hard to believe it has been 25 years since the phrase “Why Can’t We Just All Get Along?” was coined by Rodney King at the height of the LA riots. One would think that we would have learned from this violent chapter in our nations history, but alas, just last week we were once again reminded we have miles to go with the shooting at the congressional baseball practice. We are a nation who struggles with conflict. Science tells us one of the reasons we struggle is because we are wired in such a manner that emotion leads before logic. We are indeed a people who act before we think and often times those actions bring harm. On Sunday we will look at how Jesus recommends we deal with conflict and how he provides a pattern for finding a way to answer the question, “Why Can’t we Just Get Along?”