Swift crafted a story based upon experience. In the England of his day, he saw discord and disagreement rooted in some non-essential issues of life.
England (as well as the rest of the world) continues to debate Endian issues two hundred and ninety-one years later.
In our homes, family members engage in Endian debates over . . .
- over or under toilet paper (obviously - over!)
- where to squeeze the toothpaste
- the correct way to make a sandwich
Those debates and others exponentially increase in number as Endians gather in PTA meetings, Church gatherings, Community councils, Board meetings, Political parties, and the like.
No stranger to controversy, the Apostle Paul learned to pick his battles and, in turn, encouraged others to learn the same. He wrote . . .
So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other.
Romans 14:19 (The Message)
Now let's get cracking.