Living not striving…

Random thoughts and daily adventures in my life

Digging April 27, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — erikaivory @ 9:22 pm

A little nugget I read in Life on Hold:Finding Hope in the Face of Serious Illness.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was martyred during World War II, says that whoever avoids suffering also throws away God’s greatest gifts:
“The tribulation that seems so harsh and abhorrent in our lives is in truth full of the most wonderful treasures a Christian can find. It is like an oyster with a pearl inside, like a deep mine shaft in which one finds one metal after another the deeper one descends into it: first ore, then silver, and finally gold. Suffering produces patience, and then experience, and then hope.”

Keep diggin’

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