I was watching an episode of “Black Sails” on Starz yesterday when I found out about the fire at Fredonia Family Church. At the very same moment, a character on the screen was reciting a passage from the Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius:
“I hear you say – ‘How unlucky that this should happen to me.’ But not at all. Perhaps say instead how lucky I am that I am not broken by what has happened, and I am not afraid of what is about to happen. For the same blow might have stricken any one, but not many who would have absorbed it without capitulation and complaint.”
And it’s too much of a coincidence to not recall point #4 from my post two days ago.