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Difficult people

Don't turn away from them. Jesus didn't.

We all know them: the nagging relative who always wants something more from us, the noisy neighbor who won't leave us alone, the colleague at work who is filled with toxic resentment, the friend who has nothing good to say about anything.

These are the people who drain our energy, put us on edge and arouse feelings of frustration, impatience and anger — or a desire for revenge.


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