Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones . . . (Victor Hugo, 19th century French writer)
Hugo continued: “. . . and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.” Those “small” sorrows are sometimes the most difficult to handle. As the saying goes, we often “make mountains out of molehills.” We need courage and patience, not only for the big troubles but for the smaller ones, too.
Jesus: “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)