Suffering is a strange thing. When we suck it up, it’s like burying a seed, but refusing to water it. It probably won’t do any harm that way, but it won’t do any good, either. But if we bury that seed and then offer it up, it’s like telling the Holy Spirit, “Psst, over here! This one needs some water.” And we know what happens next: the thing cracks open and starts to grow. Amazing!
Oke-mah Wah Cumig Oke planting seed potatoes By Unknown or not provided (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons