Suffering Can Lead To Hope

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That seems strange doesn’t it?  How can suffering lead to hope?  Seems contrary to how most of us want life to be.  We don’t want to suffer.  Human beings like comfort over pain any day.  I have been thinking about suffering lately.  Not only the suffering I have endured over the last seven and a half years fighting Celiac, but the suffering I have to endure on top of that any time I get sick.  It has been almost three weeks now that I have been fighting some kind of cold virus.  It must be a super bug or something because it has really been beating me down.  Celiac disease is a chronic auto immune disorder, so when I get sick it hits me much harder than when I was healthy.  I am already chronically ill on my best days, so it takes me a long time to get over…

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