Monday, May 9, 2016

Corporate Living #2

Jones' next piece of advice regarding how to live well in a corporate group is based on Matthew 5: 25, "Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court."  The focus here is on finishing the most difficult or unpleasant task first.  Do not put off the challenge, or the disagreement will fester between members of the group and strain relationships.

Seems like a sound guiding principle for the legislative committees.  Do not wait until late in the evening to work on the most controversial amendments.  Debate the most contentious issues first while the group is still fresh.

This principle requires honesty because the group has to admit that strong differences of opinion exist.  The principle also requires confession that we are not wise enough to know how to quickly settle every matter.  Finally, the principle requires faith that God is at work in the process and will lead the group past the differences and towards a place of greater unity.

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