I gave a talk a few years ago to a group of religious sisters in the United Kingdom.
One of the sisters kept interrupting me during my talks
which annoyed me. It annoyed the other sisters even more.
At the end of my talk, she asked to see me.
She told me: "You know, I'm a difficult person."
(I had already noticed that!)
And she added: "No man could ever have chosen me."
(I had thought that too!)
"But," she continued, "God has chosen me with all that I am, just as I am."
Behind all the difficult behavior, I discovered a little, humble child, loved by God.
The experience of God's love,
knowing that God is not disappointed in us
but is calling each one to grow in love . . . today,
is a great mystery.

Jean Vanier in Befriending the Stranger