People are not always…charitable at Annual Conference meetings. Church politics are inevitable because politics happen automatically whenever two or more are gathered. There are plenty of personalities and opinions spoken loudly or passive aggressively, into the mic, or the neighbor’s ear, or tweeted. John Wesley valued having strong opinions, but having the humility to accept that God alone is omniscient, and that you just might not have a tight grasp on the entirety of truth. His sermon, On A Catholic Spirit (found at this link), outlines his thoughts on the importance of brotherly love towards those with whom you strongly disagree. You may both think so differently that you’re ready to completely cut ties, but remember first that you both are also trying to seek God in Jesus Christ with your whole heart.