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Those Who Suffer

A Hindu mystic once said that those who suffer are God’s messengers.
Those who suffer know why Jesus emphasised faith and trust so much; for they know how to wait, time and again, before journeying ever more deeply into the depths of the Paschal mystery, the mystery of the Cross.
The spiritual life is always about falling, stripping away, desolation, finding, transformation, transfiguration.
Those who suffer are the messengers of God, so close are they to God that any falsehood is exposed, stands out like a sore thumb.
I often wonder if my wife, who has not been to Church for many, many years, could ever sit in silence in Church, listening to a sermon, without speaking out.
I suspect not.

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