There are two kinds of pain: the sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that’s only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.
God can’t save any of us because it’s inelegant. Elegance is more important than suffering. That’s His design.
No matter how bad things get, the true test is how we choose to respond to the pain we suffer, or inflict.
We have two selves. The one the world needs us to be, compliant, and the shadow. Ignore it, and life is forever suffering.