Yesterday, I posted here on love and suffering and how you cannot love without suffering (https://marcsviewonstuff.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/love-and-suffering-smack-down/)
I thought of two aids for this, as it is not an easy quote for us to read…especially for us sanguines. One is the response of the world, and one of encouragement and hope.
First….the world’s response (and/or St Louis Catholic’s)
Second…the real response and encouragement, offered by one of the priests over at AudioSancto.org
Here is a link to the sermon: The Purpose of Suffering
A description from their website is as follows:
Anecdotal example of a good shepherd and how that compares to Our Lord, the very best of the good shepherds. We often cannot see the meaning of our suffering. Examples of suffering in our current times; going against the culture. Recommended reading: Why Must I Suffer? This book offers 15 reasons for our suffering. One is for the expiation public and national sins. List of typical national sins and due punishments. Why do the innocent suffer?
Despite its length of 28 minutes, I cannot recommend highly enough that this be listened to a couple of times. It is very encouraging but it’s also kept real. Someone must atone for the sins of our nation. God will provide us with the grace to make it through.
How do you all feel about this?