This morning before Mass I was looking through the “Magnificat” and I noticed the meditation being offered for the day was about carrying our own personal cross. Wow, this is not easy! I realize that there is nothing I can say to take away the suffering that you may be enduring. I do know that through times of my own suffering it is good to share your pain and learn to turn it into a positive. Just keep asking Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, “What do you want of me?” Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
The one thing I do know because of this beautiful faith that I (you) have been given in the Catholic Church (universal Christian Church) is that we have been given Christ Jesus who suffered for us. He is our example of suffering and his mother is our example of the offering. What a great gift we have in our faith! There is no where else that we can go to find peace in our sufferings except in Christ Jesus and his Mother. Speak to Our Lady through the prayers of the holy rosary, she will guide you.
I found a book today by C. S. Lewis, that might help those that love to read, work through the pain of your own cross.
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C.S. Lewis: The Problem of Pain
The existence of suffering in a world created by a good and almighty God—“the problem of pain”—is a fundamental theological dilemma, and perhaps the most serious objection to the Christian religion.