Will you please stop fighting?

The Christian Science Monitor

There are times when the sobering realization comes that perhaps the only difference between a heated argument and war is the number of people involved. It doesn't take weapons to destroy. And a conflict on any scale doesn't have to be "public" in order to have a detrimental effect on others.

But what do you do when arguments drag on, and good friends can no longer see eye to eye, and relationships look threatened?

One morning while I was praying for the resolution of an argument that appeared to have serious consequences for those involved, I happened to glance down at a copy of The Christian Science Monitor. There was a heart-rending photo of a young soldier (perhaps no more than twelve or thirteen years old) on the front page. The look in his eyes was penetrating and unforgettable. The longing and yearning on his face seemed to be a cry for help aimed at every individuals who would read that paper.

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Care for a young family
September 11, 1989

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