Faith

There are times in our lives when the walls feel like they are tumbling down, and we are drowning in the storm. It is hard to have faith and remain strong when we take one step forward and stumble five backwards.

Yet in order to reach the distance, to finish a task, we must continue to put one foot in front of the other. It is only yourself that can take you out of the depths of despair. It is only yourself that can save you from the wrath of destruction. You must do what is right. You must learn to forgive and move on.

You have heard that it is said, “Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.” But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. – Matthew 5:39-42

It is not for you to judge and cast the first stone (John 8:7). During hardship, it is up to you to figure out the lesson.

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process. -Sai Baba

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