Forty-seven US Senators took it upon themselves to write to Iran, going around accepted structures and practices.
And then the Iranian foreign minster Javad Zarif gave them a wee bit of a crash course in international law.
Other than being glad that Zarif is an international law expert, I'm pretty appalled by all of this.
When leadership cannot come together to find truly workable solutions for life's issues and instead they decide to go rogue and escalate situations unnecessarily? Ugh.
And yet we find these conflicts outside of the Senate.
Heck, we see it sometimes in churches and other nonprofits. Figuring out a communal good and trusting one another takes time and flexibility and maturity. It requires a certain level of relationship, which we need to explicitly support.
Surely we can do better than the Senate.