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" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday Musings - Making Pain Sweet and Bearable

Most of us would prefer to avoid pain of any type - physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.

But pain, suffering and tribulations are part and parcel of the human condition and an integral part of God's plan of salvation.

St. Gregory reminds us that God "grants us a greater mercy when He gives us the strength to bear sufferings and tribulations than when He takes them from us".

So as difficult and unwanted as suffering may be, may God grant us the grace to heed St. Pio's advice and embrace it as Jesus did His Cross:

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