Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Here is a practical guide to understanding and transforming conflict based on biblical and Anabaptist principles. Over 20 noted authors shaped by many experiences and cultures tell of lessons taught by walking conflict's holy ground. Some insights will be familiar, some new -- and some able to trigger new conflict!
Study questions continue the conversation begun in each of 17 chapters and will help highlight the common ground as well as differences readers may have with authors and each other.
Making Peace with Conflict, edited by Carolyn Schrock-Shenk and Lawrence Ressler, is a project of Mennonite Conciliation Service, a program of Mennonite Central Committee U.S.