July 8, 2018

Be Resilient

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” – Romans 5:3,4 We need to be resilient! Like a lot of parents, I teach my kids to be respectful and not to be offensive to people, at least as much as possible. I have to admit, though, that I sometimes wonder if I’m making a mistake. As a culture, are we teaching people to be offended instead of being resilient? This is an important question, because no matter who you are, if you have an opinion, you have an enemy. If you’re doing something noteworthy, you have a competitor or someone who disagrees with you. There are plenty of people who will lie and gossip about you if you take a strong stand or live by your convictions, and even more so if you’re doing things for

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