My hope for you today is that you have a minimal number of difficult people in your life.
Notice that I didn't say zero, because nobody gets away with that. We’ve always got at least one always at least one!
I love what Bob Goff says about the “difficult" people in our life:
"We won't get a participation ribbon for loving difficult people; just a better understanding of what Jesus did."
If we successfully interact with difficult people, it feels like a real exercise in patience and victory if we pull it off without losing our cool. Which is good!
But what’s better: realizing by doing so, we're getting a better understanding of exactly what Jesus does.
And if I'm honest, He has to do that with me more often than I’d like to admit.