This photo of a church marquee was taken last fall at The Grove Church on Jessup Grove Road. Sometimes these signs are quite thought provoking. This take on suffering, that it makes your religious faith stronger, is quite a different way of interpretping one's emotional pain.
Last June, Ralph Davison, contributing writer to The Business Journal, a local, Triad newspaper, wrote "I've always wanted my children to suffer. Not a lot; just the right amount. I'm not talking about the gut-wrenching, crushing suffering that comes with the poverty that too many of our citizens experience. I'm talking about the suffering that makes us heroes." If you want to have a little bit of a "sermon" today and you can't get out, consider finishing Mr. Davison's editorial, here. Neitzsche said "That which does not kill you makes you stronger." Finally, the Bible makes several references to suffering from multiple perspectives.
We're with Mr. Davison. May you have "just enough" suffering to get stronger without getting broken. Life is a delicate balance. Here's to leading balanced lives in Greensboro, North Carolina (and beyond). See GDP's four years of Sundays, here.