To accept the world as it is without losing hope; this is the great journey of adulthood and maturity.

To accept people for who they are, not for who you wish them to be; this is the great task of love.

To accept that though disappointment and pain are part of our lot in this life, they are only a piece of the story and need not be the headline; this is the great aim of hope.

If I can fully embrace these three things, I believe the end result for me will be much greater peace and deeper joy.

Perhaps it can be the same for you.

–Pastor Phillip