Tuesday, 18 September 2012
The phenomenon of suffering, nobody looks for it, but everybody finds it and, sooner or later, will be confronted with its mysterious presence.
Edith Stain, to provide you with only a few examples, found it in a gas chamber, the Blessed Virgin Mary beside the temple, as the first spiritual sword pierced her Immaculate Heart; even God himself has taken His own Cross without a word of complaint so we may be saved.
They all knew that suffering need not to be disregarded, as long as one is able to transform it into valuable sacrificial (or – to be more in line with both linguistic and heavenly axioms – SANCTIFING) gift for God the Father and the whole world.
Tomasz, Racibórz +