October 7

"It's true that some women's lives look perfect from a distance. But only from a distance. Often we are tempted to compare ourselves with other women. We compare ourselves to their looks, their lives. We can diminish the sorrow of our own personal histories by knowing a friend with a much more painful history. That is an unwise thing to do. Your life matters. Your joys, your sorrows matter."
~Captivating {Small Group Study Guide}, John & Stasi Eldredge

If we could read the secret histories of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow