Friends of the Rosary:
In St. Paul we see the salvific power of suffering. He said in his letter to the Colossians (Col 1:24-28): “I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his body, which is the church, of which I am a minister.”
Suffering is consubstantial to human being, because of the original sin in our first ancestors, Adam and Eve. They fall into pride, in the same way we are constantly falling into multiple dysfunctions and errors. It’s our fallen, sinful, nature.
Among humans, only the Blessed Virgin Mary, immaculately conceived, and John the Baptist, who received the Holy Spirit in the womb of his mother, didn’t commit sin. (Jesus was human and divine).
The point is that we all bring our own cross — or crosses — and the way to handle this sorrow is by offering it to God as a ransom for our sins and the sins of other men and women.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York
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