Give others freedom to be themselves. Appreciate the differences between their ways and yours. (Jennifer Chen, freelance writer)

Most of us like to be around people like us—similar habits, dress, tastes, etc. We sometimes find it difficult to spend time with others who are different from us. The exchange of ideas seems awkward, and we gravitate to our like-minded friends. But, if we follow Chen’s advice to acknowledge the opinions of others, we can all grow in understanding and appreciation.

In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well (Romans 12:6)