Im sure you have heard the expression “two wrongs don’t make a right” right? Basically meaning, that one wrong action cannot be corrected with another wrong action. However, two rights can most certainly make a wrong and I’ll explain how. When my wife and I get into arguments or disagreements, the biggest barrier to resolution is that we both want to be understood and we both more than likely want to be right. The problem is that we are not always as quick to listen as we are to speak, which results in a conflict erupting.
I think that I am right and she thinks that she is right and all the while God is watching us saying “Your both wrong in my eyes!” Its always stated that there are three sides to a story, and the same can be said of a right and wrong situation. Two parties could both believe that they are right and they will fight to be right, but being right doesn’t always lead to conflict resolution. Prime example, when you were a kid and you were in trouble for something you did wrong, did your parent being “right” about the situation result in the conflict automatically being resolved in your heart? For most of us, we didn’t even give our parents their just due until many years later, when we were able to experience and understand the situation from the lens of an adult.
“Two people in a conflict that are convinced they’re right could still lead to an outcome that is all wrong.”
Two people in a conflict that are convinced they’re right could still lead to an outcome that is all wrong. We must be mindful that we are simply a conduit and we will either transport the enemy’s energy, our own self-righteousness, or the light of God. In that case, there is only one option, and the other two will result in two rights making a wrong.