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James 1:2-3

There are so many virtues Christians aspire to have. Who doesn’t want to be known as a loving,
compassionate, or gracious person? Yet I don’t think there are very many who long to endure. This word
brings up images of hardship, because endurance is often how we cope with things we don’t like, such as
criticism, conflict, pain, or illness. If we could get through life without ever having to undergo difficulty,
we’d rejoice.