Introduction to Day 6 Theme: Suffering
Mary is known as the "mother of Sorrows." We note that ever since she said "yes"
to the angel Gabriel at annunciation, she had to face numerous "sorrows" or
suffering. Some examples are ...
Mary's Martyrdom Was Longer and Greater Than That of All The Martyrs
Her grief was immeasurably increased when she became the Mother of this
Saviour; so that at the sad sight of the many torments which were to be
endured by her poor Son, she indeed suffered a long martyrdom, a martyrdom
which lasted her whole life. ...
Healing Power of Suffering
Jesus knew suffering would not pass from any of us after His Resurrection and He
made sure we understood its role in our lives. Throughout the Gospels He
promises us suffering and persecution and asks that we accept it with Joy. ...
Appreciating The Gift Of Suffering
The Lord doesn't expect us to carry our crosses alone and will provide the
graces necessary for us to continue moving forward, even when it's
difficult. St. Paul was very aware of this when he penned the words, "for
when I am weak, I am strong" (2 Cor 12:10). ...
What We Can Learn About Suffering in the Story of Joseph the Patriarch
One of the lessons that we learn in Joseph's story is that our life is
interconnected with that of many other members of the Body of Christ, all of
whom are precious and important to God. God had to put Joseph through a lot in
order to prepare him for his role of helping others. We are not called to
live only for our own self...
Godly Sorrows vs. Worldly Sorrows
Godly sorrow is rooted in love, our love for God and others, and our
experience of God's love for us. The sorrow is real and often quite sharp,
but since it is rooted in love, it makes us run to the beloved we have
offended, rather than from Him, as we sulk. ...
No Cross, No Crown
First must come "Christ's sufferings . . . and then the glory to be revealed"
(1 Peter 5:1). Groans must go before glory. This pattern is seen everywhere
in Scripture as in the life of Joseph in the Old Testament where we see that
the way up is down. ...
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