Have you ever thought of becoming a saint, only to find physical or mental suffering get in your way?
“If only this backache were gone, I could volunteer more, but I’m useless now.”
This is not how the saints think.
The saints, as bestselling author Joan Carroll Cruz shows us in Saints for the Sick: Heavenly Help for Those Who Suffer, embrace sufferings in order to become more Christ-like. After all, Jesus did not come to earth to engage in pleasant community-building activities, but to suffer and die for us.
Our salvation is worked out in suffering, first and foremost in that of Jesus Christ, and secondarily in our own. In 1 Peter 4:13 we are told: “If you partake of the...READ MORE