Suffering is necessary for transformation.
If I did not suffer I would not be able to rely on God as much and I would not be able to be so aware of how sinful person I am.
Pride. Greed. Sloth. Lust. Gluttony. Anger. Envy.
I suffer from all these deadly sins.
I am suffering from them a lot less than I did five years ago.
Going through the trauma of losing all that I lost in 2014 made me the man I am today.
But God‘s not done with me. And I don’t want to be done with me not until I learned to be so unselfish that it’s so natural not just a majority of the time but all the time.
I just don’t want to be a good person I want to be a saint.
I want to be a person that others look to for help and encouragement.
Suffering sucks. But you know what?
Jesus suffered. Worse than anything I will endure.
If he didn’t avoid pain what makes me so special to think I should avoid suffering.
Suffering transforms. Makes you beautiful.
How is your Holy Triduum going?
What things can I pray for you?