character

It is hard to square off in the face of suffering; put on a smile and walk directly into that storm. Nobody looks at suffering every time and says, “I would really like more of that!” Suffering is painful. It chips away at our resolve. It can rock our faith.

Ironically, it is the very tool that can strengthen our faith as well.

One of the things that predominantly sets apart those who thrive is the ability to stay in righteous intimacy with God throughout the duration of the test. This is when the hearts of the believers are steeled. They become patient, grow in character, and embody hope in the face of trial.

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what’s it worth?

Beginnings are usually scary

and endings are usually sad,

but it’s everything in between that makes it

all worth living.

Hope Floats

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on…the way

“They are things I whisper in your ear

– confiding them –

as a friend, as a brother, as a father…

so that some thought will arise and strike you;

and so you will better your life

and set out along ways of

prayer and of Love.”

As written by, Msgr. Josemaria Escriva

As I mentioned a few days ago

God led me down the garden path of “growth” recently.

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