Learning to walk with people is difficult.

And in the valleys of life or seasons of testing and trial even more so. People are responsible for their own lives but we are responsible to steward relationships as ministers of reconciliation. Be prayerful about who you walk with in the first place and make sure you are a soft place for the misfit, the prodigal, the misunderstood or the rebel to come back to. Abuse is abuse and lines need to be drawn and people give us no other option it seems but sometimes we just need to do the work of real relationship.