1. Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avoid an evil; properly, a violent effort with contortions of the body.
2. Contest; contention; strife.
An honest man might look upon the struggle with indifference.
3. Agony; contortions of extreme distress.
From Suffering to Glory
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Do all in your power not to fall, for the strong athlete should not fall. But if you do fall, get up again at once and continue the contest. Even if you fall a thousand times because of the withdrawal of God's grace, rise up again each time, and keep on doing this until the day of your death. For it is written, 'If a righteous man falls down seven times' - that is, repeatedly throughout his life - 'seven times shall he rise again' [Prov. 24:16]. St. Ephrem
TO WRESTLE IS TO BE HUMAN. TO STRUGGLE, TO OVERCOME, TO TRIUMPH!