If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
There have only been a few people in my lifetime, I felt I could do without. I quoted Romans 12:18 as my justification to not deal with them. I told the Lord, “you said IF it be possible, and with this person it’s just not possible“.
It wasn’t until today that I realized I skipped over, whether intentionally or unintentionally, a critical piece of that scripture – as much as lieth in YOU!