The road is narrow. He who wishes to travel it more easily must cast off all things and use the cross as his cane. In other words, he must be truly resolved to suffer willingly for the love of God in all things.--St. John of the Cross 'When it is …
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Thank you for your beautiful message soundingjoy, and everyone else too. It is by suffering that one learns how to love. The more your love for Our Lord grows, so does the desire to console Him, and eventually like St. Therese you will not be able to suffer anymore, because all suffering will become sweet to you.
Beautiful video Juliesloveslotr,oh it is often so, that the believer has never known how deeply God loves him, how truly a child of God he is, and how tender and faithful his Father's love, until God has afflicted him. Then he sees love, and nothing but love, in the trial or bereavement that has crushed, the moment tried and sifted, faith disentangles itself of second causes, and rests in God. At that moment, the bitter and unlovely bulb bursts into the sweet and beautious flower, laden with … [More]