Friday, February 27, 2009

On Suffering

St. Josemaria Escriva

Let us drink to the last drop the chalice of pain in this poor present life. What does it matter to suffer for ten years, twenty, fifty... if afterwards there is heaven for ever, for ever... for ever?

And, above all — rather than because of the reward, propter retributionem — what does suffering matter if we suffer to console, to please God our Lord, in a spirit of reparation, united to him on his Cross; in a word: if we suffer for Love?...

The Works of St. Josemaría Escrivá

1 comment:

Marie said...

I like this one Esther...It really does speak to me and I needed to hear those wise words of consolation, today:).

Peace, JOY & Much love to you:)

Marie xooxoxoxo