The dictionary defines struggle as 1)make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction. 2) strive to achieve or attain something in the face of difficulty or resistance. 3) make one’s way with difficulty. And 4) have difficulty handling or coping with.
Amplified a Thousandfold by Lindasusan Ulrich
An Interfaith Prayer for Justice Makers by John Saxon
Struggle is a hard word to sit with. Many of us were taught that struggle meant we werr doing something wrong. Many of us struggle daily. Many of us have only known struggle. Many of us cause our own struggle.
According to Merriam Webster, struggle is a) to make strenuous or violent efforts in the face of difficulties or opposition and b) to proceed with difficulty or with great effort.
The Struggle Continues By Israel Buffardi is a reminder that struggling doesn’t mean we are weak and that we still have a way to go.
Often, we struggle because we want everything to be just so. This story from Quest for Meaning by Rev. Lynn Unger tells of the danger of this.