Those who receive with most pains and difficulty, remember best. (Plutarch, ancient Greek philosopher)

He continued: “Every new thing they learn, being, as it were, burnt and branded in on their minds.” It’s not an idea we really want to think about a lot. Nobody wants to experience pain and suffering, but we realize that it’s those events we don’t forget.  If we can capitalize on the lessons learned through those incidents, we will grow and improve.

I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. (Lamentations 3:20-22).