The goal of Christian life

(J.R. Miller, "Intimate Letters on Personal Problems" 1914)

The goal of Christian life, is not to avoid troubles, disappointments, sorrows, injuries — but in all these experiences, to keep free from sin and stain.

This trouble cannot do you any real harm. You must come out of it still more cheerful and happy, true and strong as ever, more unselfish and sympathetic than ever before!

Am I giving you a hard task? I am giving you just the task that Christ, your Master, would give you, if He were talking to you.

"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world!" John 16:33