People are very, very different. As such, they have different priorities, manners of speech, daily habits, faults, etc. Many of these “irk” us to no end. It might surprise us that we have many of the same habits that “irk” others to no end also. Because of this infinite variety of faults to which we ourselves belong, we should forgive and “allow” for many of these offenses against ourselves, as hard as it is for us to do daily.
Questions for further thought:
1. Is there someone in your life who just “frustrates” you to no end right now?
2. Have you considered that, perhaps, the way they do or say things isn’t necessarily wrong as it’s just completely different from how you say or do things?
Challenge: Lord, help us to see the differences in people that are just a part of them being who you created them to be. We are not to condone any sin that they do as correct, but help us be aware of people’s mannerisms as not necessarily an offense towards us particularly, but just as an expression of who they are. And, let us look for the commonalities among us all so that we may be at peace with our brothers and sisters as much as possible. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
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