Monday, January 18, 2010
I was reminded on the blog of a Spark Friend today (Annies'Adventure) of the strength necessary to keep going sometimes in the face of pain, less than hoped for success, prolonged struggle. It is the struggle that makes us strong, molds our character, gives us identity. Success that comes too quickly and easily...that costs too little...may not give us the strength to endure the lives we are called to live. What must it require to be Haitian at this point in history? What must it require to move among them in an attempt to render meaningful aid? Arthur Burk writes that, "Endurance is a vital resource, and you can't buy it. You must grow it." None of us will reach our goals without endurance. (If they are worth reaching, they are worth fighting for.) Endurance means struggle, pain, failure, falling down and getting up over and over again. Don't be afraid to "start over"...to take those "baby steps"...to keep doing just the "little bit" that you are capable of.
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