Hard people are hard to love. Period.
But her words were a gold mine. They always were. They dripped with wisdom at every syllable, so I took note.
It certainly wasn’t comfortable.
And it cost.
That sounds so ugly, doesn’t it? But battles with the flesh are ugly. It’s when we get real, come clean, and allow vulnerability to have its day, that the power of God causes the ugly to subside. It’s there, in His presence, that beautiful transformation blossoms.
It wasn’t all about that hard-to-love person after all. It was equally about hard-to-love me.
And that hard-to-love one was transformed from Saul, a persecutor of Jesus lovers, into Paul, a servant of God.
And Paul? He changed the world.
And I’m right there with you.