Sunday, July 18, 2010


"Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body..." Collossians 1:24

... like a fire of desire, it can consume one's hope.

... like a flame of yearning, it can guzzle one's trust.

... and like a flare of hunger, it can eat up one's conviction.

Suffering is innate to one's existence. Nobody is spared of pain. Anybody is vulnerable. And everybody has to cope either way.

Suffering is good for the soul. It hones ones belief. It sharpens one passion. And it strengthens one's faith.

Suffering is inherent to human's way of life. We can neither avoid it nor deny it. We can only either accept it or hate it. And we can always hope that it will somehow pass like a storm and leave a positive impact in our life.


rainfield61 said...

Fire is dangerous, it can burn away everything, include our hopes.

I choose to stay away from this.

Ginny said...

This is all so very true! I love those fiire pictures, the close ups are wonderful. Suffering also helps us to be able to better sympathize with others who are in pain.

kcatwoman said...

i definitely agree.all our trials have a positive impact on our lives

Icy BC said...

Ruthi, this is such a thought provoking post, but true to the core! You're a fantastic person, my friend..

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