HOW MUST A CATHOLIC FACE ILLNESS AND SUFFERING?
Particularly in times of illness we have to be close to Christ. Tell me, my friend, the beloved asked, will you be patient if I redouble your sufferings? Yes, replied the friend, as long as you redouble my capacity to love (R. Lull, Book of the Friend and the Beloved, 8). The more painful the illness, the more love we will need. At the same time we will receive more graces from God. Periods of illness are very special occasions that God allows so that we can co-redeem with Him and purify ourselves from the stains of sin that remain in our souls.
Mother Mary, Health of the Sick, pray for all those who are suffering, for all those who are sick, and pray for us.
Fr. Rolly Arjonillo
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