“Living the Mass means never wasting suffering but always being good stewards of the trials God give us. There is hardly anything so tragic in the world as wasted pain. Think of how much suffering there is in hospitals, among the poor and the bereaved! Think how much of that suffering goes to waste. How many, or rather how few, of those lonesome, suffering, abandoned, crucified souls are saying with our Lord at the moment of Consecration: ‘This is my body, take it’.”
(From What Is The Mass?)
My vocation as a Lay Dominican created an insatiable desire to learn, study, live and share my Faith. For more than ten years I led a Prison Ministry program and have spent more than a decade promoting Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.
Now retired, I aspire to promote zeal for the salvation of souls, awe and amazement for the Holy Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration, and fidelity to the Truths of our Catholic Faith.
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2 thoughts on “Take My Suffering Lord!”
Ahh! Living the Consecrated Life…we are all called to it. The place where I see the most wasted suffering is in nursing homes! It is such a mission field. Society, the world could be transformed completely through those precious souls.
Anne you are so right…Thanks for commentng and challenging us.