Sirach 2

“When you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. When sorrowful, be steadfast. In crushing misfortune, be patient. Trust God.”

Reflection:
Jesus made it very clear that following him would entail suffering. The poetry of Sirach beautifully addresses the very same reality.

Prayer:
Lord God, those who live life to the fullest, taste both the bitter and the sweet. Teach us how to harvest wisdom from them both.