What if ... what if we KNEW that everything we currently consider a "problem" is, in reality, an opportunity God has sent us to identify something within ourselves that we need to change (or a belief/conditioned habit/reaction we need to let go of) in order to truly feel/hear Him? And in order to be more like Him; as commanded?
If we KNEW these things, would we continue to assign blame, and attack, as much as we do now?
The answer is probably ... hopefully .... no.
And, in Truth, if we had this perspective on Life ... maybe it would help us shift the way we relate to the people we say we love .... and maybe we'd become less inclined to quickly criticize and/or judge them and, maybe, we would learn to become more tolerant and understanding .... and maybe we would realize that the difficulties and obstacles that plague US are actually opportunities for our spiritual growth.
I ask, today, at least, let us try to live with this humble (not arrogant) attitude and mindset.
Please let us focus on understanding that God sends us certain difficulties and people and situations to help us transform our human nature into something a little more like Him.
I think if we try to Live with these awarenesses, then maybe our so-called "irritations and problems" might somehow start to become a little less irritating and problematic.
And, I also think, if action IS required... like when "irritating and problematic" issues NEED to be addressed and discussed ... I think God will feel more welcome to act/speak through us, and our responses to the person (or situation) will create healing and growth and understanding and unity.
Instead of creating more confusion, doubt, frustration and pain.
Just some things to think about.