Apparently there was a big fight last weekend. You may have heard.
As I remain lacking in any true knowledge of boxing, the following supposition is pretty theoretical but, I think, also sound: if you were a boxing coach, I’m sure there would be several things you would look for in your student. You would want to see some natural speed, above-average strength and athleticism. But surely it is just as important in boxing that one be able to take a punch as well as throw one.
And so the point of this short article: if you desire to do any spiritual good in the lives of others, you must be able to take a punch.