FROM THE PULPIT: Stay strong, despite adversity

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM.

People react differently to adversity.

Some folks feel overwhelmed and give up, thinking they will never overcome the struggle.

Some folks face problems head on and move forward with a new vision and courage.

We see examples of this quite often in the news.

Many wartime military personnel return home injured and maimed. Some give up; others accept what has happened and move forward.

Many of these people may be just names or faces to a grateful nation. Still, they are human beings, with titles like son, daughter, husband, wife, father and mother.

Celebrities facing hardships might attract particular attention. In 1995, actor Christopher Reeve’s career was cut short by a fall from a horse that paralyzed him neck down.

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