Wednesday, August 15, 2007

compendium! stoically! sullenly: what do these words mean?

In circumstances of prosperity and happiness, we must never forget that it is God who plants a hedge about us, blesses our work and increases our substance. It is good to realize that whatever be the malignity of our foes, there is always the Divine restraint, and we are not tempted beyond what we are able to bear. It is not enough to endure our griefs sullenly or stoically. It should be our aim not only to hold fast to our integrity, but to trust God. There is a clue to the mystery of human life, which comes to the man who differentiates between the Real and the Unreal; the Seen and the Unseen. (F.B. Meyer)

STOICAL: patient and uncomplaining: showing admirable patience and endurance in the face of adversity without complaining or getting upset.

SULLENLY: hostilely silent: showing bad temper or hostility by a refusal to talk, behave sociably, or cooperate cheerfully.

COMPENDIUM: short comprehensive account: a comprehensive but brief account of a subject, especially in book form.

Interesting choice of vocabulary to describe the facts of life by F.B. Meyer.

Maybe, i must learn to be STOIC from henceforth...

If i want to forget my past and to move forward, i must learn to be STOICAL. PERIOD.

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