The riots ripped the city of Los Angeles apart in 1992. Rodney King had been assaulted by four Los Angeles police department officers, and it was all caught on camera. Yet, the officers were acquitted of their charges and the violence ensued. It was in the midst of all this that Rodney King spoke his famous phrase, “Can’t we all just get along?”
Conflict is encountered in nearly every facet of our lives—as parents, as spouses, as employees, as friends, as people. What is it that causes fights and quarrels among us? Why are such fights something that we all experience? Why is it so difficult overcome these battles? James 4 seeks to tackle some of these difficult questions.