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Friday, July 24, 2020

Spirituality: “Pain and Suffering” by Fulton J. Sheen

There is a very great difference between pain and sacrifice: Pain is sacrifice without love. Sacrifice is pain with love. When we understand this, then we shall have an answer for those who feel that God should have let us sin without pain.

Suffering cleanses us of sin.

When our lease on life runs out there are two qualities that will be asked. The world will ask: How much did he leave? The angels will ask: How much did he bring with him? At death you will leave everything, but there is one thing you will not leave: your desire to live. You want the only thing the Cross brings you. Life through death.

Found in; Timothy Brown, S.J., Psalms and Compassions: A Jesuit’s Journey Through Cancer, page 96.

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