Growing in Faith

'Let Go and embrace your suffering'

February 1 2017So often we hear people say things like “he’s battling cancer”, “she’s struggling with her illness”, “he fought courageously against his illness but he lost”, “she put up a determined fight and so far so good”. But why the language of battle, fight, struggle? It’s as if some part of us has to be at war with other parts of us. And the winner determines what happens to us. If you have a serious illness don’t see yourself at war with it, but see it as a friend who can bring wisdom, growth and peace, reflects Spiritual Director John Stewart, in the light of his own experience.

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