It is in Crises that Character is revealed. When we are put to the test the hidden resources of our Character is revealed.
We are apt to think that everything that happens to us is to be turned into useful Learning; beyond Learning, its even Better to be turned into Character. We shall find that the spheres God brings us into are not meant to Teach us something but to Make us something.
A man’s Character cannot be summed up by what he does in spots, but only by what he is in the main trend of his existence. When we describe a man we are often fixed on the exceptional things, but it is the steady trend of a man’s life that tells.
Character is that which steadily prevails, not something that occasionally manifests itself.
Character is made by things done steadily and persistently, not by the exceptional or spasmodic.