Growing through Trials

I believe that the roots of education can be bitter, but the fruits are surely sweet. (Aristotle, ancient Greek philosopher)

One might wonder what these bitter experiences were that Aristotle had in mind. Some, especially the young, might think that going to school is really hard. But more likely, it is the difficult trials of life that the philosopher was referring to. Haven’t we all had those rough times that hurt a lot but taught us some really good lessons in life?

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. (Romans 5:3)