I’ve been taken in recent months by how many people are being called to endure an especially hard time. Either through a downward turn in health or economic condition, or in a natural disaster, human beings are being called to exercise a human power normally emphasized in times of great change. The ability to endure is the human power.
Seeing human beings endure with such strength, dignity and grace touches my heart deeply. Endurance disciplines our hearts, minds, and actions toward protecting our interest and enthusiasm for living in spite of hard times. When we endure, we replace wish and entitlement with intelligent, decisive actions that show our patience, discipline and strength. Endurance helps us to accept the conditions of circumstance—to intelligently wait out the currents of change, and to do whatever it takes to survive.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about the topic.