Sunday, 15 September 2013

Bearing One's Lot With Grace

No longer allow this thing that I am to bear ungraciously whatever is allotted for it in the present or lament over whatever is allotted for it in the future.

                                                    Meditations 2:2

     What an unfortunate creature, the man who would grumble against his lot! He at once neither alters it, nor displays any manliness of character. Moreover, he must necessarily be miserable, as his lot is apportioned from without, not from within.