Thou shall be steadfast, and shall not fear: because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away. Job 11:15,16.
Lent and keeping Lenten discipline doesn’t make us immune to life’s troubles and heartaches. I have been visiting a good friend who has been in the hospital and is now in rehab. He is struggling to eat so my battle with oatmeal-raisin cookie withdrawal hardly seems significant or relevant. The book of Job and my friend remind me that even in the darkest hour through which a soul can pass, when doubt in the future and in God is understandable, it is still better to be generous than selfish, better to be true than false, better to be brave than to be a coward.
Great and blessed is the man or woman who in the tempestuous darkness of time, has dared to hold fast to the virtues of charity, truth, and courage. Great and blessed is the man or woman, when all is drear and cheerless and when his/her friends shrink from him/her, has obstinately clung to love and good. This man or woman’s night will surely pass into a clear, and glorious day.
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