Acceptance is building a bridge not making a point, winning a heart not winning an argument, and accepting not convincing. (Former pastor)

From childhood we seem to have an insatiable need to win. It doesn’t change much as we grow older. Whether it’s in sports, music, or debate, we just don’t want to lose. This is most evident when it’s a matter of opinion. We simply must win or, at least, have the last word. How much better when we learn to build bridges, establish good relationships, and accept our differences.

An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars (Proverbs 18:19).