The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s about what you’re made of not the circumstances (Tom Roy, sportswriter)

It’s an interesting phenomenon of God’s creation, isn’t it? We can be glad it’s that way. I like chilled hard-boiled eggs, but I like my potatoes warm and chewable. Like those foods, we often face circumstances that could make us boiling mad or frozen in bewilderment. Unlike food, however, we respond to circumstances with reactions that will show exactly what we’re made of.

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry (James 1:19).