What we are building is a life, a character, a record, an eternal engraving on the changeless stones of time. This is the whole purpose of our divinely-given existence. It must be clean and worthy and holy and beautiful. Two essential ingredients in the development of a beautiful character are love and tribulation -- in just the right, divinely-prescribed and divinely-applied proportions. Together they are the furnace that purifies the gold and purges the dross, the sun and storm that nurture the raw and spindly sapling into the mighty, sturdy tree, the hammer and chisel that shape the formless marble. Welcome them: God's mighty agents: Love and Tribulation.