During last week’s podcast, we started discussing the trigger points of conflict that Susan and I have and how we try to disarm them. We will continue with a few more this week.
There’s this guy in the Bible named Job. You may have heard of him. He’s known for suffering (a lot) and for his patience. But as I’ve been reading again through his story recently, I’m struck by his friends’ reaction when they visited him, working together to help him in his grief, and empathizing with him. The Bible says that they didn’t recognize him.
One of the hallmarks of this year’s Presidential campaign has been plain rudeness on both sides, from the primaries to the conventions. We also see that lack of basic courtesies and manners on television, online, social media, and in life. Manners have taken a back seat.