Facing Up to Conflicts

One night I received a phone call from the authorities at the school where I taught. Word had been received that our school was to have trouble the next day. I was told I was to be assigned campus duty and a substitute would be hired to teach my classes. Two other schools had had trouble the previous week in the same city, several persons being injured and the classes canceled.

As I hung up the phone, the thought occurred, How can you prepare to meet this trouble? The answer came immediately, "You can meet it right now, for the only confrontation you can possibly have is in your own thinking."

A Precious Volume in Indian Territory
February 27, 1971

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