I shared time with some old and new friends the other day. It was a wonderful experience to "hear" where people are and what they are doing for God. I was greatly impacted by their passion and desire to do good, even in the midst of some resistance from people around them. it is difficult to stay focused and passionate when people keep blowing your candle out. One way I know to confront and deal with resistance is conversation. The conversations we shared the other day were a true blessing from God. To hear the fears, the worries, the hopes and joys of others really gives us a view to their soul. Prayers for all of those doing what is right by God but who in some way have encountered resistance.