Learn From Our Failures

“Each of us knows from personal experience that events that seemed disappointing, painful, even humiliating at that time, can be the most important in our lives. Through them we learned how to try harder next time; or they taught us a truth about ourselves; or they shifted our life into a new and more fruitful direction. We learn, not from our successes but from our failures. We mature and grow strong and become more understanding and forgiving through the mistakes we make. A protected life is a fragile and superficial life.”

Covenant and Conversation: Genesis, pp. 232-233