I don’t know if I believe in a happy life — and I don’t think struggling is necessary as much as it is inevitable. And suffering is inherently a bad thing, but what comes from it can be good. I don’t think I’d be the way I am without it

Romans 5:3–5: “And we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope.”

Lovely article Michelle!

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Believer, Baltimore City special ed teacher, and 2:40 marathon runner. Diehard fan of “The Wire,” God’s gift to the Earth. E-mail: ryanfan17@gmail.com

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