Adversity becomes you, making you who you are, adding to your desirable qualities, building character. You grow stronger, more reliable, consistently resilient, and creatively resourceful. Your ability to overcome obstacles defines who you are.
The competitors not only fly through the air recording breaking speeds and hurl their bodies performing dangerous feats causing me to gasp for breath, but these young men and women teach us so many valuable lessons. Courage, bravery and heroism.
There is a wonderful Senegalese Proverb that sums up the challenge for the Catholic Hierarchy: "If an egg is broken by outside force, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the inside."