pain, humiliation, sickness and failure –
is but a kiss of Jesus.
Once I met a lady who had a terrible cancer,
She was suffering so much.
I told her,
“Now you come so close to Jesus on the cross
that he is kissing you.”
Then she joined hands and said,
please tell Jesus to stop kissing me.”
It was so beautiful.
Suffering is a gift of God
a gift that makes us most Christlike.
People must not accept suffering as a punishment.
Anyone who imitates Jesus to the full
must also share in his passion.
We must have the courage
to pray to have the courage to accept.
Because we do not pray enough, we see only the
We don’t see the divine.
And we resent it.
I think that much of the misunderstanding of suffering
comes from that
from resentment and bitterness.
Bitterness is an infectious disease
an anger hidden inside.
Suffering is meant to purify
to make us Christlike.
– Mother Teresa