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SCRIPTURES & ART: Our suffering is tailor-made for our capacities, and by it we grow in holiness when we join it to the suffering and cross of Christ.
Jesus did not promise comfort in this life. He promised trials and persecutions, and he gave us an example of how to endure, embrace and transform them.
'Man, discovering through faith the redemptive suffering of Christ, also discovers in it his own sufferings; he rediscovers them, through faith, enriched with a new content and new meaning,' said Pope Francis .
By embracing Mother Teresa’s spirituality of suffering, we may bear our earthly trials a little bit easier, not to mention draw nearer to the goal of eternal salvation.
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The theme of Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of the Sick, which the Church commemorates Feb. 11, is: 'I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame,' taken from the Old Testament.