It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. (Muhammad Ali, late boxing champion)

For some older readers, a prospective mountain hike might be intimidating, but Ali’s point is certainly true. It’s like the sensitive princess who was always disturbed by the pea under the mattress. It’s often the little things that can make life miserable. It’s all a matter of perspective, isn’t it? We can easily remove the pebble and move on to the important path ahead.

Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. (1 Corinthians 13:12)