Without pain . . . there is no way of life (Angelina Jolie, actress and humanitarian)

“Without pain,” she says, “there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes.” That’s probably not what we want to hear. We’d rather there were no suffering or pain. But even early in life we learn that the tough times and the hurts teach us a lot about our needs, our desires, and the value of working our way through pain.

No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. (Hebrews 12:11)