Suffering

 

The fourth chapter of Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter SALVIFICI DOLORIS covers Christ’s overcoming suffering through love. I have humbly gathered four key ideas in the chapter: malice of Lucifer, malice of man, suffering and beatitudes.

Malice has two primary characteristics: ignorance and arrogance. Lucifer conspired with his disciples to become superior to God. Defeated, Lucifer became Satan, his disciples demons, and they went into Hell. Satan planted malice in man’s soul through deception, because he was envious of man, God’s supreme creation. Man fell into Satan’s trap, for he also desired to become superior to God.

He made humans subject to suffering and death, but God didn’t forsake man and sent His son to the world to redeem us through death on a cross. “Your suffering is your treasure,” the Holy Spirit revealed me when I awoke stunned one morning. The article Interaction with the Holy Spirit narrates the revelation.

All four beatitudes of Luke’s gospel, (Luke 6:20-22), involve suffering. Blessed are you:

•The poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
•That hunger now: for ye shall be filled.
•That weep now: for ye shall laugh.
•When men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

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6 Responses to Suffering

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    I was just talking with my sister about this same conversation today. Hmmm. What is God telling us?

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