Friday, August 5, 2011

Hard Times

If we live in a culture of entitlement and self-indulgence, then hardships are devalued, useless and even an affront to what we believe the universe "owes" us. Hard times are only negative.

By contrast, if we live within a context of service and self-sacrifice, hard times, when they inevitably arrive, become opportunities for growth, strengthening of character and deeply positive experiences.

-- gmc --

1 comment:

DeAnn said...

Grant ... I am going to copy and paste this little jewel to my blog so that I can remember I read it today. And, I will pray for you and yours every time I see it, because I'm certain you are thinking about this today for a reason. May God bless ... May His grace be sufficient.