Christ’s life cannot be knocked out of you, the world can only knock it deeper in. We don’t bear opposition and difficulties, we use them. Just as an airplane rises not with but against the wind, so opposition sends us up not down. He can make things makes us that were made to destroy us. Glance at men and gaze at Jesus and you will become an optimists. Glance at Jesus and gaze at men and you will become a pessimists.