The days of adversity, prosperity and death

NOTE: this is a cross-post from Sober Catholic:

A reading from the Office of Readings in the Liturgy of the Hours has these interesting cautionary words:

Sirach 11:25-26: “The day of prosperity makes one forget adversity; the day of adversity makes one forget prosperity. For it is easy with the LORD on the day of death to repay man according to his deeds.”

(Via USCCB.)

Do you lead a balanced, grateful life? When things are good do you forget how things were during the bad times? When times are bad do you remember that they had been good, and can be so again (or do you sink into despair thinking that God has abandoned you?)

Do you thank God for the good times and rely on Him during the bad?

Just asking!

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