Strength is the inner power to withstand whatever comes. It is our capacity to endure in the midst of tests. We grow in strength as we tackle life’s challenges with courage and determination. We deepen in strength when we choose gentleness and practice patience. We stay strong when we recognize that suffering is a thread woven through the design of our lives, not to make us unhappy, but to transform us with grace.

In Family Life

The virtue of strength within a family is a beacon of resilience and unity. It manifests itself through unwavering support during both the joyous and challenging moments of life. In a family, strength is demonstrated by the ability to weather storms together, offer a shoulder to lean on, and provide a safe haven where each member can find solace and encouragement.

It’s about facing adversity head-on, with determination and grace, while nurturing an atmosphere of love, trust, and understanding. In such families, the bonds grow stronger with time, and the collective strength becomes a source of inspiration, fortitude, and enduring love for all its members.


Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. 

— Helen Keller

 The Practice of Strength

  • I have the power to endure my tests.
  • I willingly face the challenges of my life.
  • I have the courage to persevere.
  • I cultivate gentleness and patience.
  • I understand the purpose of suffering.
  • I trust the value of transformation.