Monday, July 24, 2017

Psalm 86:5-6

You, O LORD, are good and forgiving,
   abounding in kindness to all who call upon you.
Hearken, O LORD, to my prayer
   and attend to the sound of my pleading.

Photo by Fr. Augustine Foley

Friday, July 21, 2017

Isaiah 49:15

Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even if she forget I will never forget you.
Isaiah 49:15

God is with  us through our pain.

Artwork by Fr. DeWit, Photo by Fr. Augustine Foley

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Matthew 28:20

"And know that I am with you always"

God is with us in our pain.

Photo by Fr. Augustine Foley 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me ...

Artwork by Fr. DeWit, Photo by Fr. Augustine Foley

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Colassians 1:24, Pope Saint John Paul II comments on suffering

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his body, which is the church ...

Pope Saint John Paul II explained how individuals can share in the sufferings of Christ: 
"...Christ achieved the Redemption completely and to the very limits but at the same time he did not bring it to a close....every form of suffering, given fresh life by the power of this Cross, should become no longer the weakness of man but the power of God."

"By embracing the many crosses of daily life, a person not only sanctifies himself, but also releases a flood of graces for others. This is what Paul meant by completing what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of the Church. The body of Christ is not merely a collection of Christians. It is a living instrument of redemption - an extension of Jesus Christ throughout time and space. He continues his salvific work through each member of his body. When a person understands this, he sees the idea of "offering it up" is not just a theological reply to the question of human suffering, but rather a call to participate in the salvation of the world.
From Saint John Paul the Great His Five Loves by Jason Evert.