crosses are ladders that lead to heaven

crosses are ladders that lead to heaven

proverb Suffering through difficult times can make one righteous or virtuous. A: "It's amazing that she's so willing to help others after all the trauma she's endured in her own life." B: "Well, crosses are ladders that lead to heaven."
See also: crosse, heaven, ladder, lead, that
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Crosses are ladders that lead to heaven.

Prov. Having to endure trouble can help you to be virtuous. When Mary was diagnosed with cancer, her mother consoled her by saying that crosses are ladders that lead to heaven, and that though she might have to suffer in this world, she would surely be rewarded in the next.
See also: Crosse, heaven, ladder, lead, that
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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