Last night was one of the more difficult meetings I've had as a Pastor. There are some growth barriers we're trying to work through. Anyway, I came across this quote today from M. Scott Peck: "Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom. It is only because of our problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. When we desire to encourage the growth of the human spirit, we challenge and encourage the human capacity to solve problems, just as in school we deliberately set problems for our children to solve. It is through the pain of confronting problems that we learn. Wise people learn not to dread but actually to welcome problems because it is in this whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has its meaning."