This is indeed a grace, if you endure the pain of unjust suffering because you are conscious of God.   – 1 Pet 2:19

Reflection. It is normal to want to run away from the cross.  Do not be surprised if you are not up to carrying it.  But how pleased the Lord is with those who pray for the grace to grin and bear it!  Even if they cry, their time of suffering can win rich rewards for themselves and for those they love.

Prayer. Help me, Lord, to be brave when I feel like caving in.  I am very conscious of Your presence in my life.