But God also is able to take what is bad, and make good come from it, as He did on the cross.For some, suffering can take on such a high and lofty form, that it can almost become a vocation in itself.In fact, this is the surest sign that one loves totally: when he finds himself searching out precisely those most difficult to love, those who others avoid.You will save more souls through prayer and suffering than will a missionary through his teachings and sermons alone.Love demands that we let go of the illusion of self-centeredness and thus become. making us other Christs by grafting.
It is only until the darkness passes that the soul looks back and sees a great chasm it has crossed, utterly overwhelmed and inflamed with love.In fact, this phrase is repeated throughout her Dialogues more than any other phrase.Our crown in heaven will radiate to the degree that we loved on earth, and suffering adds further gems to our crowns, whether it be short periods of intense suffering or spread out thinly over time.As we have said above, suffering does not have to take on these more extreme forms.This is a dangerous misunderstanding of the Dark Night (which, after all, is only a temporary state), one which causes an irrational fear of holiness.
We are too often fearful of embracing suffering and death because we still have fear.A collection of inspirational, original Christian poems that glorify Jesus Christ.Power for abundant living. with God and go through three stages of perfection:.
As we have said, the highest form of suffering is redemptive.When done rightly, prayer becomes the greatest force on this earth.It is, in short, the goal and purpose of every action in every moment of our lives.
Suffering entered the world through the disobedience of our first parents.Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Mt. 5:4). I will arise and go to my father,.
Cult Songs Vol. 1 by The Death Of A Modernist,. and letting go. and contemplate the price of living in repeat.It is clear Our Lord wants us to be happy and healthy, not to suffer.Others might think of victim souls such as Mother Teresa or Saint Faustina, who spent years in total darkness and anguish.It was when Love was nailed to a tree and drained of His blood.Just as the force of a magnet increases as it draws nearer to iron, so too does the union between God and the soul increase in like kind.This kind of Love entered our world as a baby, and walked this earth long ago, so mankind could learn how to live in response.
How we respond in such instances, can have profound hidden effects on the world and the radiance of our own souls.Morning and Evening. by Charles Spurgeon. Cyrus took the city of Babylon—but no power,.My child, that you may answer My call worthily, receive Me daily in Holy Communion.After all, if someone preaches to me with great zeal, I will not be as convinced of their love, as when that same person suffers and undergoes hardship for me.