Think you had a bad day?
If you think you are having a bad day, that nothing is going your way, that you have lost all hope and can't surpass life's antagonistic nature... read this:
The following is a true story:
There is a man, a friendly man. He tries to do all the right things and tries his hardest to love everyone around him –even those who hate him. Hardship encompasses his life, yet he keeps his head up high to the heavens.
Suddenly he gets arrested by the Roman authorities.
He is asked if he is a Christian, which is against Roman law, and he emphatically replies 'yes'. The officer tells him that he will be tortured in horrid manners unless he denies his faith. He stands fast. The officer says that they will kill him unless he denies his faith. He remains steadfast.
Thus, he is brought to a horrific torture device, an iron grill hung over a large fire –a human griddle.
He walks to it in peace and, via ropes, is raised over the device. He is asked again to deny his faith and again refuses.
He is lowered onto the grill, back down –the sound of cooking, the smell of burning meat.
After a while, he was asked “Do you have something to say?” –hoping to get a denial of his faith.
The man looked over and said through his agony of pain unimaginable “Yes.”
He was lifted off the torture device and said:
“Turn me over, I'm not done yet!”
Now, if he withstood all of this with an ending of comic amazement, what is there that you can not overcome?