Most conflict exists because we are in a cyclical pattern of resentment and bitterness. Someone wrongs us so we feel we are just in continuing to wrong them. The pattern continues because more wrongs bring about additional wrongs. The cycle is only broken when one of the individuals involved chooses to break the cycle and decides to take the bold step to love first. That first loving action may often result in love returned and thus the cycle has the opportunity to change to a love cycle. God loved us first and He desires us to love Him back and we do that by loving others first.
Lord, help me to push aside pride and to break the cycle of conflict in my life.