Suffering

You’ve got to be centered on Christ. It’s a work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit forms Jesus within us. No cross? No crown. No pain? No gain. No way around it – if there was a shortcut, I’d know it and I’d tell ya.

Fr. John Corapi

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It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in totally nonviolent struggle for justice. To be a man is to suffer for others. God help us to be men.

Cesar Chavez

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Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.

St. Rosa de Lima

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True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor.

St. Ignatius of Loyola

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Grace flows through wounds.

Christopher West

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Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond the pain.

St. Bartholomew

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He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.

Revelation 21:4

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Above the clouds the sky is always blue.

St. Therese of Lisieux

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I will not live an instant that I do not live in love. Whoever loves does all things without suffering, or, suffering, loves his suffering.

St. Augustine

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Christians must lean on the Cross of Christ just as travelers lean on a staff when they begin a long journey.

St. Anthony

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