Commentary on the Gospel of
It is a matter of perspective!
How do I view material wealth or moderation, high-rank or low status, comfort or hardship? I make of all circumstances what I want to make of them. Thus, it is said that while pain is a human reality, suffering is a choice.
The beauty of Christianity lies somewhere in that all things can be transformed into “something beautiful for God” and for others.
Hence, we find Paul discovering all his earlier advantages as “garbage”, and his hardships as meaningful.
So, it is a question of how I view things; as Jesus says, “The eye is the lamp of the body.”