Argue, Decide, Salute

Mark Batterson shared the following insight he gleaned from a conversation he had with a military general who attends his church:

"He introduced me to an interesting army principle that certainly has application in the church.  He talked about how they “argue to decision” but once the decision is made, they salute.  I love that. So simple. So powerful.

Unity doesn’t mean we won’t argue on any issue.  In fact, sometimes it means airing our differences of opinion.  But the key is the salute.  The salute is submission to the will of the authority.  And without submission, there is no unity. Unity is subjugating our will when certain situations call for it.

We need to argue to decision, but then we need to salute!"


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