No Pain, No Gain

“No pain, no gain!” Have you heard this as you were working out? The phrase stresses the idea that growth comes about painfully, through hard work and sacrifice. This is true for physical growth, but the same can be said about growing as a Christian. Relearning how to walk can be not only physically painful but also mentally arduous. Many who have gone through tragic accidents and then physical therapy struggle because they are learning something they thought they knew again. The story of Bret Becker is one of tragedy, perseverance, and growth.