STOP AND THINK – Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. (Helen Keller, deaf and blind American author and lecturer)
If anyone ever demonstrated he truth of that statement, it was the author. Ease was never her lot in life. Her trials and suffering were beyond what most of us will ever experience. Yet, she overcame those lifelong difficulties and displayed amazing abilities in spite of handicaps. Above all, she became an amazing example of strong character.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against . . . the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil. (Ephesians 6:12)