Thursday, March 1, 2012

Trial by Fire - Sirach

“My son, when you come to serve the LORD, prepare yourself for trials.
Be sincere of heart and steadfast, undisturbed in time of adversity.
Cling to him, forsake him not; thus will your future be great.
Accept whatever befalls you, in crushing misfortune be patient;
For in fire gold is tested, and worthy men in the crucible of humiliation.
Trust God and he will help you; make straight your ways and hope in him.
You who fear the LORD, wait for his mercy, turn not away lest you fall.
You who fear the LORD, trust him, and your reward will not be lost.
You who fear the LORD, hope for good things, for lasting joy and mercy.”
Sirach 2:1-9
Love this and pray to find the grace to live this.  Halfway through week 2 of flu symptoms here.  Losing patience, and looking to be grateful for trials... but a toddler, who is toilet training, suffering Montezuma's revenge is not pretty... I keep hearing words from dear Mr. Toad from the Wind in the Willows - poop, poop!

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