Dialogue is a bridge

“Dialogue is a bridge. Do not be afraid to dialogue.… Everyone wins in dialogue; no one loses. In an argument, one wins and the other loses or both lose. Dialogue is gentleness, the capacity to listen, it is to put oneself in the other’s place, it is to form a bridge, and within the dialogue, if I have a different opinion, not to argue, but rather to seek to persuade with gentleness.” — Pope Francis

Reflection: How do you usually react when talking with someone who has a different opinion than you? Are you a person who enjoys arguing? What is your experience of respectful dialogue? How might you help those around you, including your local parish, build bridges toward understanding among people who currently seem stuck in “win or lose” arguments?

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