Think, for a moment, of all the things that people can have differing opinions about. The list is endless! Topics range from volatile ones like pollical leaning and religion to more innocuous ones like music preference, being a morning or evening person, or your favorite flavor of ice cream.
Now think of the people you know. How many of them do you have the exact same opinions on every topic with? Zero? Yeah, me too.
With so many things to be divided over, it’s important that we are mindful of what we actually allow to drive wedges in our relationships. Do we really want to shut someone down or vilify them over minor differences? Do we really want our radars up looking for reasons to be divided, versus looking for what unites us? Do we want others looking us with an eye toward division?
Leading with an eye toward division comes with a high price. We miss out on opportunities to learn more about others. In some cases, we drive wedges between those closest to over insignificant differences. What a sad realization it would be to look back on such a life, and see all the division we’ve created, because all we were seeing were differences versus people.