See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Life itself is a grace. An unmerited gift of God, which we must respond to and take advantage of. We must give thanks for all things, including and especially for sufferings. For in times of struggle we can draw nearer to Christ and share in his suffering, that is if we choose to.
” Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. /they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ” The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”