― The main end of life is not to do but to become. And for this, we are being prepared every day. As silver is refined by fire, the heart is often refined in the furnace of sadness. The refining process may be very painful, but it will not destroy us, for the Refiner sits by the furnace tending the flame. He will not allow us to be tried beyond our endurance. It is for our own good. ∙ We may not understand why we have to endure such misery year after year. The ordeal seems endless and [...].