We can all recite the saying "The Christian life isn't a bed of roses" - so why do we get so surprised or upset when difficult things happen to us? Why do we somehow feel we have to "have it all together" and never show any signs of need or weakness? I believe we have let the world squeeze us into its mold of "the good life" - free of pain and struggle, full of self-indulgence and the mind-set of avoiding pain and struggle at all costs.
"Devotional Cccu Library Directors Meeting "Le'l' The Process Go On" I June 13,2003,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 47
, Article 2.
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