Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 7/30/23 by Pastor Steve Shields.
Somewhere along the way, most of us learn that the most rewarding part of living is found in relationships. And somewhere along the way, most of us learn that the most difficult part of living is found in relationships.
People are in progress; so, be patient.
God places the responsibility upon the shoulders of the strong.
Bearing the failings of the weak requires sacrifice. A sacrifice of patience, repentance, requesting forgiveness, granting forgiveness, of moving on.
People are fragile; so, be gracious.
When we are ungracious, we damage people. Build people up, don’t tear them down.
People are difficult; so, be accepting.
Accepting isn’t receiving with resignation. Instead, accepting is receiving with hope.