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It isn't always easy

From the August 1995 issue of The Christian Science Journal

How could she be so vindictive—
especially when she knew I was trying to help her,
and everyone said I was right?

I rolled down the hill—faster and faster—gathering the dirt of
resentment, self-pity, self-righteousness, and self-justification
until I hit bottom.
And it was "easy," rolling down.
But, I was all muddy . . . scarcely recognizable.

Then I heard—"Sure, seems easier, this sliding down." Yet,
ease-in-self never produces progress/solutions/healing.
Did Moses have it "easy" in the wilderness? But his
reward . . .
a whole nation turned to worship of God instead of idols.
And Joseph's pit and prison were not strewn with flowers.
But his trust in God brought deliverance and abundance
to him and all his family

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