Redemptive Suffering: The role suffering plays in our relationship with God
Posted by Lisa Graas at her blog,
Various religions have differing views on the meaning of human suffering. In a nutshell, the Catholic view is that when Jesus Christ (Who is God) humbled himself to become a member of mankind, He elevated the dignity of all mankind. Being one with us in His Flesh, as a member of mankind, He elevated the value of all that we sacrifice, for others and for His sake, in our flesh whenever it is offered in union with His sacrifice on the Cross.
And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27
Below are some Catholic articles on redemptive suffering that I recommend.
Fisheaters – Redemptive Suffering: Offering It Up
Catholic Bridge – Why are Catholics so into suffering? Isn’t Jesus about healing?
Religious Vocation – “To Love and To Suffer” – The Science of the Saints
Passionist Nuns – Love Beyond All Telling
Along with the physical pain, the emotional pain of the type of sorrow experienced by our Blessed Mother at the foot of the Cross, for the sake of lost souls, is also redemptive.
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