For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Mathew 25:29
I’m tired of hearing about “superstar sufferers.” You know the people who were talented, gifted, beautiful, wealthy and suddenly experienced a terrible life event that shattered their expected perfect life. Their losses are truly terrible and their challenges are truly insurmountable. Then somehow they manage to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of their dreams and find new purpose for their lives. We lift them up as a symbol to all of us. This is what we should strive to be when we suffer. We hear their stories and we say, “I need to stop complaining about my life. It could be so much worse.” Or, “My life is so insignificant compared to God’s plan.” Then we go on with our lives not thinking of those whose story will never be told, those who suffer while still sitting in the ashes.