When I look around, day in and out, our lives are all about people. Some of my greatest rewards are derived from my interaction with people. At the same time, some of my greatest challenges are related to my interaction with . . . . . . people.

We often form opinions about people based on very little information. Think about your relationships, it’s important we realize that people are more like us than they are different. It’s the differences, though, that command so much of our attention. That tendency is natural but one we ought to minimize. We’re all people. We are stronger if we will focus on the common ground rather than the differences. Who should you give second chance too? I know I’m starting with an old friend…

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Matt Knisely

Matt Knisely is an Emmy Award–winning visual storyteller, creative director, and author who loves telling stories of the extraordinary. Make sure you check out his book Framing Faith, it helps connect the seemingly unconnected, see the beauty right in front of us, and revealing how to be present in the moment.

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  1. Love it. Reminds me of something I read in The Shack (which actually made the whole book worthwhile), about how since most of our hurt comes from relationships than I guess most of our healing will too. I'm trying to give a couple of old friends second chances too, in recognition on the numerous second chances I've been given.

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