Paul Caron, with TaxProf Blog, reports:
Oxford students studying criminal law have been told they can duck out of lectures if they find the crimes they cover upsetting. Aspiring barristers at the prestigious school now have the option of skipping teaching on “potentially distressing” acts if they do not feel up to it. Lecturers have been told to start providing trigger warnings at the start of potentially upsetting segments so that students can leave.
One has to wonder how well equipped these criminal law students will be for their chosen field, if they can’t even sit through an upsetting lecture.
As much as we might prefer it, we don’t always get the choice to “duck out” of the upsetting events of life. That’s why it’s so important that, instead of running from trials and challenges, we allow ourselves to mature through the testing of our faith.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance” (James 1:2-3).
Also, God knows that it's through perseverance in the challenges of life that we not only mature and grow, but that we achieve eternal rewards.
"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him" (James 1:12).