Do pitfalls & potholes reveal God?

So why is it we are so bent on a life without conflict if the pastor’s premise is true in that conflict is even a part of the relationship we have with God? According to the pastor, growth does not occur without conflict. The example of an athelete training his or her body for competition is one but many such metaphores that can be used to illustrate this point.

Hey pastor: quit shooting at me!

I am not going to lay claim to the following statement, but it certainly has some similar tones to thoughts I’ve had myself. The following was taken from the Church for Men Facebook page: “Have you ever noticed how pastors gush over the moms on Mother’s Day, but on Father’s Day the message is, ‘Straighten…