It turns out Jesus really means it when he says to folllow him! Not just when it is convenient, but when it is hard. It is ot just about blessing friends.. but blessing enemies as well.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Where in the world is there greater need, where are deeper wounds and pain than those of our enemies? Where is doing good more necessary and more blessed than for our enemies?
Lord, you call us to the hard places because that is the place of your race and power. Lead us where YOU are glorified!