That said, I do hope what I'm about to share is well-received.
Every Tuesday morning, I spend an hour in the adoration chapel of our church. It's a quiet time of reflection and centering and prayer. As I begin my time there, I always ask for extra help being still.
A thought almost always comes to me soon after I settle in. It is this...that we are meant to seek God in people, to look for the good in them. It is easy to look for other things in people, to see their faults and shortcomings. And in this very populated world, it's becoming so easy to look past people, to not even regard them. But the message that I hear every week is a challenge to really search for the good in every person.
I hope this message serves you well today. If you are stuck in a difficult situation or are face-to-face with a difficult person, it certainly will be a challenge. But think too, of all the little criticisms we weave, even if never spoken. Try switching the channel in your mind, even if just for today.