This is a good reminder.
Yes, we’re going to suffer — but we can still strive for perfection.
“Redemptive suffering is a beautiful thing, and pretty much every saint there is assures us that, if we can embrace it, our suffering in this life will fit us for the next. But give-up-i-ness is NOT a virtue. We can and should strive for perfection in our homes and in our spirits and in our bodies. Mostly we won’t reach that perfection, of course. But all things are possible with God.”
photo credit: Kathleen Tyler Conklin