Wow, keeping relationships healthy can be really hard work! There’s always someone who’s upset with you, or someone you’re upset with. So, so tempting to just ignore them and make friends with someone new!

The ‘righteous pro’s’ during Jesus’ time had 613 rules to try be right with God. But if you think that sounds like hard work, think again. Good relationships can’t survive on rules – they need love. And that takes courage. Forgiveness – that’s hard! Saying sorry – that’s hard! Trying againand again – that’s hard too!

God, give me courage to do the hard work of relationships.