Posts Tagged ‘challenged’

The strength that actually matters in this life cannot be forged in the gym. Though we should endeavor to maintain some level of reasonable health, we are rarely called upon to bring substantial physical power to a situation.  On the other hand, we are challenged intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually, on an almost daily basis.  Thus, qualities like the ability to think clearly when chaos reigns around us, or to put others needs above our own, or to continue to love when our heart has been crushed, or to hold onto our values in the face of rampant compromise, or to have faith in the midst of the storm… prove to be of far greater worth.  Yet, as a society we seem much more focused on our physical state, while these other aspects of our being remain weak and under-developed.  One day, our bodies will be buried in the dirt, and it will be what we did with the rest of us that ultimately determines how we are remembered.

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