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You could be home with a difficult teenager, at work with a demanding boss or gossipy co-worker; struggling with a customer’s complaints. Whatever the interaction, remind yourself, “School is in session. I’m in God’s school, and this person is the curriculum. What can I learn about love? What can I learn about myself?

John Ortberg and Ruth Haley Barton, An Ordinary Day with Jesus (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001), 112.