Sunday

January 29

DIFFICULTIES are the things that show what men are. For the future, on any difficulty, remember that God, like a master of exercise, has engaged you with a rough antagonist. For what end? That you may be a conqueror like one in the Olympic games, and it cannot be without toil. No man, in my opinion, has a more advantageous difficulty on his hands than you have; provided you will but use it as an athletic champion doth his antagonist.

EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book i. §24. ¶1.

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  1. If only we could always remember this perspective when we are going through difficulties. Unfortunately, we often forget and see our difficulties as obstacles rather than motivators. I hope to remember this for the future.

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