You are most welcome Mark:-) Yes, when he’d do the you can’t quit thing I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. And his comment about suffering, which he was very familiar with, was rooted in his personal awareness that God does have His hand on every aspect of our lives and causes it to be one continuous triumph of pageant (if we don’t rip ourselves up:-)
He was a wise guy, and a wise man— tough to beat that combination!!
Hard to pick a favorite, but the one about quitting before you’ve begun made me laugh in recognition. So often we think we’ve paid our dues when we haven’t come close to any real sustained effort.
And I loved the one about troubles positioning a person to be a blessing to others in future, when they’re going thru the same thing. It doesn’t “solve” the problem of suffering, but it does say that every experience has something to teach us, which recalls the line from Romans about “all things working together for good.”
Thanks for sharing, Tracey!
Thanks Jim, sage is a tremendous word for it:)
Sage advice, from a Tremendous man.