Do you think you meet people by accident? That they become a part of your life because of chance or whim? I guess it depends on whether you believe that you’re in control of your own life, or that God is. When I look at my life, and the people who have come into it, I know, that they were put there for a reason. I know it was by design. Some people only stayed a little while; some have been with me my life long, but each of them taught me something about myself or about life, or about God. When we belive, when we take the view, that God uses people as agents of change, to effect His will in the lives of others, then we can see clearly that every single one of us has a purpose, that we have value, and that God is an active God in our lives.
I encourage you to always try and look at people in this way. By doing so, we can develop an appreciation and a respect for all people, and for the God who made us.