The Catholic Me

Sometimes I need a reminder of the value of suffering…

I have suffered in my life, just like everybody else. Sometimes greatly. Just like everybody else. Sometimes badly. Just like everybody else.

I have also sinned, in my life. Just like everybody else.

But even if I was perfect and without sin, most other folks are not that way. 

Christ suffered for all of us sinners. And we are to take up our cross daily and follow Him and His example.

Mt 16:24Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

What happened when Jesus died on the cross? He redeemed the world.

What happens when we join our own suffering with His? We are working with him for redemption. It’s called “Redemptive Suffering.”

As Paul tells us in Colossians,

Col 1:24-25Now I rejoice in…

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