Wisdom…

A brother said to Abba Poemen, “My heart becomes lukewarm when a little suffering comes my way,” The old man said to him, “Do we not admire Joseph, a young man of seventeen, for enduring his temptations to the end? And God glorified him. Do we not also see Job, how he suffered to the end, and lived in endurance? Temptations cannot destroy hope in God.”

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