What is it that we really want? Most people say happiness, and many spend their whole lives chasing it. But true joy comes from a place of total surrender.
Suffering is painful, but necessary, to get to a place of healing. If you haven’t suffered, you haven’t lived. Like Jesus, we need to learn to embrace our suffering, not run from it.
Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. … Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. Matthew 16:24-26, The Message
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Sara Larson.
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