Throwing Stones

What will throwing stones solve?

Picture it.

You on one side of the street.

Your opponent on the other.

Each party taking turns casting bricks of judgement.

Until, the bricks are gone.

The ammunition is spent and the rubble has settled.

Now between the two sides stands a wall.

With each party on opposite sides, how will the conflict end?

How will the dispute reach a resolution?

The climb is shaky and sharp.

Why not just sit and rest in the discomfort with your adversary?

Look in each other’s eyes.

Maybe in the vulnerable pause questions and responses can be cast instead of stones.

Maybe empathy can take root.

Maybe you find a closeness with that person that makes you hesitate to harm them.

Why throw stones if all you will get is a wall between you and a resolution?

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