(September 13, 2013)
Contention, I am coming to understand, is a contagious disease. Just as the people of the Church of God moved to contend with their enemies, so we too want to contend with those who we believe have done wrong. Whenever we contend with others, we are committing a multitude of sins. We are judging another, we are setting ourselves up as more righteous than them, and filling our hearts with pride. But, most poisonous of all, I have never in my life been contentious and simultaneously willing to examine my faults and repent. This, to me, is the greatest danger of contention.