The circle is a wheel
At first, they may marvel at the grace apparent in your life, but they care more about themselves than about you. Suddenly rebuffed, from them you will hear the cries, “why don’t you help us in the way we want to be helped”? But the kingdom of God comes on its own terms, and you are not the miracle worker, you simply follow the One who is. If they were to follow, they would see, but they want to remain, so they suffer, and against you they will rage.
You were also against the way before God put you in it. You now pray that God would help others close to us to see, but your light must shine elsewhere at times. To define those who are closest to you depends on whether they remain in your spiritual circle or not. You love them, but you are not of them in the same way anymore, and your love for your Lord means the circle of your life moves as He does.
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