“They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company.” There’s good news and bad news here. Paul and Barnabus were real people; there was the reality of conflict in the early church. Though we may be sad for the relational discord, note that their dealing with the conflict refocuses both on ministry, not on their struggle with one another. How do you handle conflict? Does conflict in you ministry and life keep you from God’s ministry or move you forward? -Lord, give us grace to let go our pride and pettiness, keeping You and Your Kingdom’s work the priority.