I could well believe that it is God's intention, since we have refused milder remedies, to compel usinto unity, by persecution even and hardship. Satan is without a doubt nothing else than a hammer in thehand of a benevolent and severe God. For all, either willingly or unwillingly, do the will of God:Judas and Satan as tools or instruments, John and Peter as sons.
I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have ? life itself.