RE: [MOL] Something to ponder on friends! [13145] Medicine On Line


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RE: [MOL] Something to ponder on friends!



Thanks for the words of wisdom.  I appreciate it.
Cathy

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	lillian jennings [SMTP:firefly@islc.net]
> Sent:	Monday, July 27, 1998 3:36 PM
> To:	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> Subject:	[MOL] Something to ponder on friends!
> 
>   ***   BENEFITS OF STRUGGLING   ***
> 
>  A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.  One day a small opening appeared,
> 
>  he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to
>  force its body through that little hole.
> 
>  Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had
>  gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther.
> 
>  Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of
>  scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.  The
> butterfly
>  then emerged easily.  But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled
>  wings.
> 
>  The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at
> any
>  moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the
>  body, which would contract in time.
> 
>  Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life
>  crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.
> 
>  It never was able to fly.
> 
>  What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the
>  restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get
>  through the tiny opening were God's way of forcing fluid from the body
>  of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight
>  once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
> 
>  Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If God
> allowed
> 
>  us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us.
> We
>  would not be as strong as what we could have been. And we could never
>  fly.
> 
>  "Count it all joy, brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing
> 
>  that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  And let endurance
>  have it's full effect, that you may be complete and perfect, lacking in
> 
>  nothing."
> 
> --
> MZ
> 
> 
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