In reading Practicing the Presence of People. Mike Mason poses an important question for each of us as Christians. “How am I doing spiritually?” ” How can we dog deeper into this valuable question?” Mike goes on to say that by turning our thoughts towards the person with whom I am having the most trouble, this person represents the place in my heart where peace with God is lacking. I believe that our heavenly Father uses our relationships with one another to help us see our need of Holy Spirit and the life of Christ, in order to have loving relationships. We have just come back from the Christmas/New Year’s break and I pray that your love for your family and friends was manifest in your gatherings and celebrations; if not maybe it was God shining a spot light on your relationship with Him.