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Q: I know Jesus said we ought to love people, but how do you love someone who’s really hard to get along with? My aunt is like this, always criticizing everyone and in general just being disagreeable. We dread it when she comes to visit.

A: You’re right, I’m afraid; some people are simply hard to like. Sometimes, of course, we are at fault—and if so, we need to be honest about it and try to change our attitude.

But unfortunately some people seem to take almost a perverse delight in criticizing others or antagonizing those around them. Sometimes it’s because of pride; they try to build themselv...

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