So this sermon took a different twist.
I set out to speak about relational principles (which began to feel like I would be reminding people of what they learned in 2nd grade). Instead, the thrust of this became about the wisdom (or the joy!) of handling relationships and the rest of life the way we know we ought to.
“The prospect of the righteous is joy.” Proverbs 10:28
Our greatest life is found in living our life surrendered and obedient.
In relationships and in everything else, wisdom and righteousness are the path to life.