Let listening to worldly news be bitter food for you, and let the words of saintly men be as combs filled with honey.
Adversity is like a strong wind
Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.