What Do Trials Mean To You?

Today's a good day to do a little quiz. I decided to find outwhat book of the bible I was and was not surprised when my result came out thus:

YOU ARE THE BOOK OF JOB

Immovable even in the midst of trials, you never give up or give in!

You are viewed by others as stalwart and tough, inclined to being a little egotistical at times, but they admire your confidence and tenacity!

Mmmh, it still marvels me how accurate these quizzes can be.  Egotistical????!!!!...dunno about that part. 

My approach to trials has always been that they are there to strengthen me. In the lives ofthe countless number of Saints who walked this earth like Mother Theresa of Calcutta, St. Padre Pio, St. Elizabeth Ann-Seton just to mention a few; suffering and trials were always a source of endless strength to them and they embraced it with so much love and resignation.

The greatest example is the life of our Lord Jesus Christ, who walked this earth in the midst of trials and endless suffering. When things happen that I do not understand I always say "Thank you, Jesus".

Trials and tribulations offer us a chance to make reparation for our past faults and sins. On such occasions the Lord comes to us like a physician to heal the wounds left by our sins. Tribulation is the divine medicine.
— St. Augustine

HOW DO YOU APPROACH THE TRIALS THAT MAY CROP UP IN YOUR LIFE FROM TIME TO TIME?

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THEM? 

Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him....He does nothing in vain; He may prolong my life, He may shorten it; He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends, He may throw me to strangers, He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide the future from me; still He knows what He is about.
— St. John Henry Cardinal Newman

May we learn to embrace the trials that come to us with love knowing that our Lord is ever closer to us at such times.

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