"'he same set of stones may be stumbling blocks or stepping stones, depending on how we use them.' ~Russian Proverb
In life we too face the stumbling blocks and stepping stones. We all have an appreciation of special and significant occasions, like the birth of a baby, a christening, a birthday, an unexpected surprise, a sporting occasion and so much more. Sometimes we also hit difficult patches in our lives. These patches can be obstacles or stepping stones. A lot depends on our attitude and our willingness to see these difficult patches as short term. Jesus constantly encouraged people to change their attitudes. He gave people the self belief that negative life situations should never dominate. No situation in life is ever impossible.