The image of a wheel

Sometimes it seems that we are at cross-purposes with fellow workers, family members, or church associates. They appear to be moving in directions diametrically opposed to our own. What can we do about it?

When such a conflict presents itself, it may be useful to think of the image of a wheel with its rim, spokes, and hub. Picture everyone in the workplace, the family, or the church—or everyone in the world, for that matter—as standing in a large circle. Imagine their goal to be the hub, or center of that circle, and their paths to be the spokes.

If we keep our eye on the hub or center as we move toward it, we can see that all those about the circle are also moving from their starting points toward that common center.

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Outweighing popular belief
June 23, 1986

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