Philemon 1:5 hearing of your love…toward all the saints
Facts are facts; some people are just hard to love, and some are easy to love. Some people come into our lives and we immediately wish that God would move them out of it. Yes, that’s harsh I know, but no less true, right? Even more so when this person, whoever it is, has wronged us in some way; it’s much harder to offer forgiveness and love in light of that. Yet, I cannot deny that this is what the God I love and serve commands. This is why I decided to come to Philemon for my quiet times with God; I needed to be reminded of this and find the strength to obey.