What is God's counsel for dealing with difficult people? Well let's start with the powerful statement that tells us to love one another as I have loved you. We need to love the way Jesus loves us. The way of love is the ultimate way of life of the God Family. The formula mentioned isn't a pinch of this and a smidgen of that, not hardly, it's a full in challenging mixture of tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering, forgiveness and of course the necessity to put on love. God is there to help us deal with these "sandpaper people", we only need to ask for His help and guidance.
Randy D’Alessandro served as pastor for the United Church of God congregations in Chicago, Illinois, and Beloit, Wisconsin, from 2016-2021. Randy previously served in Raleigh, North Carolina (1984-1989); Cookeville, Tennessee (1989-1993); Parkersburg, West Virginia (1993-1997); Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan (1997-2016).