Below is an article I found for our continued meditation and study on the value of suffering.
Sacraments: St. Paul explains the meaning of suffering :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
By Brian Pizzalato
There is one person who stands out above all to give an answer to these deepest of questions, namely St. Paul. In St. Paul’s writings we find a greatly developed meaning of suffering. Pope John Paul II explains why St. Paul writes so much on suffering: “The Apostle shares his own discovery and rejoices in it because of all those whom it can help – just as it helped him – to understand the salvific meaning of suffering” (Salvifici Doloris, 1).
Two questions have plagued the minds of Christians and non-Christians alike: why is there suffering? Why does God allow suffering? continue here