- We all have a little bit of truth. Unite them to form a larger truth, that’s dialogue.
- Before you convince the other about your truth, convince him of his courage and freedom.
- Speak with clarity of ideas. You’ll reach him pondering them and enlivening them clearly.
- Avoid violent ways. That your sentences do not look like orders or definitions.
- Be generous. Pay attention to other people’s statements and arguments. Offer portions of truth.
- Have sympathy and patience. Flee of the discussion and do not condemn beforehand.
- Trust in the positive of your attitude. Then trust the other’s ability to accept.
- Meet the circumstances. See if anyone that listens to you is young, adult, rude or cult …
- In the dialog there are no winners or losers. Truth is not a sword.
- The atmosphere of apostolate is the dialogue.
In a divided world,
full of hate,
discords and unwillingly,
prejudice and refusal to dialogue and love,
I want, Lord, to be a peacemaker:
build bridges between people,
be a unity link,
be a master of friendship works,
generate joy and esteem,
create family spirit,
sit enemies at the same table,
promote dialogue and sharing.
I know, Lord, that I’m little
and my action is a simple spark.
But I believe that this small fire
can ignite and burn down a forest.
I believe that this seed of love
will generate love,
and the world will gradually
be a better world.
Lord, that nothing make me give up love,
without deadlines or schedules!
For this, help me to accept your love:
Only you in me,
I can be what I much desire:
and with him share my life
for the lives of so many in need of love and peace.