In ‘n artikel in “Christianity Today” (hier: http://www.christianitytoday.com/mp/2007/spring/17.20.html) vertel pastoor Rick Warren (van Purpose driven church/life… faam) van hoe hulle sy vrou Kate se stryd teen kanker moes hanteer en verwerk .
Hy vertel hoe hy in die verlede dinge in die lewe gesien het as “mountaintops and valleys”/ berge en dale , maar dat hy later, na sy vrou se stryd, dit begin sien het as ‘n treinreis: “For a train to make progress, it's always in contact with both rails. Life rides parallel rails of blessing and adversity”.
"No matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ-likeness.
"You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your problems. If you focus on your problems, you're going into self-centeredness, which is 'my problem, my issues, my pain.' But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others."
I'm glad that life isn't just mountaintops and valleys, but that both joy and adversity are with us always"
Hoe "sien" jy die lewensreis, en het jou siening ook al deur die jare verander, soos pastoor Warren s'n?