Lenten meditation, week 4:
"Think win-win." I am reminded of that Golden Rule, which appears in every culture and religion, which says to treat others as you want to be treated. Everyone wants to win, to gain something from their efforts. Finding ways in which both or all sides of an argument win makes all of our lives better. Don't play all-or-nothing; even if you can't win on all points, trading some losses for others' wins can make everyone a winner in the long run. Jesus said that all of Jewish law could be summed up by two phrases, the second of which is "Love your neighbor as yourself." Love your neighbor. Think win-win.