STOP AND THINK – I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. (John D. Rockefeller, business magnate and philanthropist)

In achieving fame and fortune as a co-founder of Standard Oil, Rockefeller must certainly have faced some difficult circumstances in his professional life. He tells us how to face such disasters: turn them into opportunities. Easier said than done, of course, but looking at our downturns in life as occasions for learning and growth will go a long way toward success.

God: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” St. Paul: “That is why . . . I delight in weaknesses . . . in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-11)