quote: on love, trials, and endurance

The blessing is not in being delivered from the trial, but is something found within and through the trial by means of the practice of endurance. …

An elderly man, bereaved of his wife, said: “It must be that the Lord still has something for me to do, else why has he left me here?” And someone replied, “He has not left you to do anything except to love him still.”

John R.W. Stott