Obnoxious or sinful?

If someone rubs you the wrong way, is he sinful? 

Let’s say you know someone stubborn. And insensitive. And demanding. And abrasive. This person provokes you — and everyone else. No one wants to work projects together or share seats on a bus.

Is this person being sinful?

We come down pretty hard on people we don’t like. At best we pray “about” them and at worst we shun, backbite, and loathe them.

A good idea? Is God also annoyed at such people?

Here’s the most surprising missionary story we’ve ever read: Lords of the Earth, by Don Richardson. Want a new perspective on obnoxious people?  Carve out a few hours this summer to absorb this excellent tale.

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