31 Days of Unexpected Joy: Sacrifice (Day 30)


You’ve heard it before:
No pain, no gain.
And maybe you’ve come across this:
No trial, no triumph.
Here’s the one I’ve come to understand a little bit better this past month:
No sacrifice, no joy.
Now, it’s one thing to sacrifice something and experience pride because of it – and there’s nothing wrong with a healthy sense of pride over a job well done.
The joy I’m talking about, however, comes from an interior knowledge that you’re uniting the discomfort of your present circumstance with the Ultimate Suffering of Christ on the Cross

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