I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. (Frances Willard, 19th-century American educator)

Like many physical realities, friction has both positive and negative outcomes. Friction between two objects can create heat, possibly resulting in unwanted fire. On the other hand, friction in your wheel drums will bring your car to its desired stop. Friction between your tires and the road provides movement. Be sure that the friction in your life leads to progress, not to danger.

What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? . . . “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves before God.  (James 4:1, 6-7)