Excerpt from John Ortberg’s The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You.
Some people tempt me out of the flow of the Spirit. They judge me, and I feel discouraged. They dislike me, and I feel rejected. They are a black hole of need and drain me. They throw roadblocks in my path and discourage me. They anger me. They scare me. They depress me. Plus I don’t like them.
The playwright George Bernard Shaw … and Winston Churchill famously found each other to be difficult. Shaw once sent two tickets to Churchill to the opening night of one of his plays, with instructions to “bring a friend — if you have one.” Churchill sent them back because he was busy opening night. He said he would come on “the second night — if there is one.”