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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Life’s burdens need not defeat us

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by WHENEVER I SEE AN AD OR A LABEL PROCLAIMING, “ONE SIZE FITS ALL,” I KNOW THE ITEM WILL FIT ALMOST NOBODY — AT LEAST IT WON’T FIT VERY WELL. in Opinion

I get the same feeling when I hear cliché phrases meant to encourage or sympathize.

Recently, I heard a woman tell an acquaintance who had just lost her 11-year-old son, “God never gives us more burdens than we can bear.”

The bereaved mother became irate.

“I disagree. This is much more than I can handle,” she retorted.

She was probably right. I have seen many people burdened with horrible problems far too heavy for one person’s shoulders.

And that’s the key, according to a friend who is battling cancer for the third time.