Saturday, 1 October 2011
When we are on the cross -- whether due to our disability, illness or pain -- we act as a teachers & students of love at the same time. We teach other people that sufferings of an individual can be transformed out of -- and into -- love and we learn about the Love of God, our Creator, Who left no humans' experience unused.
Jesus himself showed us this while experiencing his own crucifixion: the bigger his own pain was, the wider his arm were stretched.
Your illness may not be the easiest thing to bear, yet the Love that Jesus' has for all who try to imitate Him will take the burden off your back turning it someday into the rain of roselike graces for you and the whole world.
St. Therese, pray for us!