Friday, March 17, 2017

Pain, Suffering, and the Cross

Image result for crucified christDear Christians,

Who are you?

Seriously, who do you think you are?

We Americans live in an Epicurean society.  That is, we consider comfort at the chief virtue.  If we're not comfortable, then we blame God.

When we hurt, we seem to think that it is against the will of God that we are in pain.

But what if it's not?

I love the Catholics for their stance on this:  That in our suffering, we can, in some way, identify with Christ.

Christ, who suffered and died for us.

That in our pain, we are in some way united with Him.

I'm not suggesting we shouldn't do what we can to alleviate the pain... doctors and medicine are a good thing.  But that in our time of suffering, may we identify with Him who suffered for us.  And may we draw closer to Him because of it.

Peace of Christ to you.

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