Romans 5:3-4

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Romans 5:3-4 ESV

This is a passage I need but don’t want today.

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Could I just skip the suffering, endurance and character and go right to hope?

After a week of thinking about Education Justice and Mass Incarceration…I am longing to see hope.  But hope will come through suffering, endurance and character.  Hope is not magic.   So I roll up my sleeves, get down on my knees and share the stories with my family and friends.  The work begins.