without suffering and comprehending just what The Sacrament is, we would not dare to do so, fainting at the very thought.In communicating
In our suffering--the incapacities that we shoulder--we become like children, walking where Saints fear to tread; entering where Angels hold back in awe.
Not only may we enter the Holy of Hollies as if we were born to it, but, in the process, delighting our Saviour and His Eternal-father, because of Their stupendous Love for us.
P 48 10 14 Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. P Mark.
with the universe's Saviour
in The Eucharist,
we are prepared
for the final,
with The Almighty,
in The Eternal-kingdom.
The Saints embraced suffering.The devil has placed himself
How great then are the Saints who embraced suffering, not so much for their own sakes, but for The Eternal-will of The Father.
How pitiful are we, the would-be Saints of today, who, even in sharing The Faith of Peter, still flee suffering and cry out all the louder, have mercy, have mercy.
P Pray that sufferings may serve to convert all those who have strayed far from God.
Pray that you may never doubt the love of the Father, who always watches over you and provides for you, and makes use of suffering as a means of healing you from the sickness of corruption, of infidelity, of rebellion, of impurity, of atheism. P
To The Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons.
The devil self-defeats
While we, human beings, cooperated with the father of lies, bringing suffering upon ourselves, the devil continues to spread suffering everywhere, accelerating it in quantity and in depth, and in doing so, he brings about his own defeat.
in this un-winnable war
against The Kingdom,
and he has no choice but to proceed.
He has made the initial impulse upon humanity in the Garden of Eden and is stuck with a self-defeating contest. because He is Good,
If he withdraws, allowing mankind to perceive the Truth of things, they will turn to The Almighty. He doesn't want that.
If he continues, he promotes suffering which in turn brings greater Graces upon the suffering children of The Almighty.
Either way, the devil loses and this is not unexpected, for he has laid his challenges against The Almighty Himself.
A view of the suffering creation
It seems to me that the creative act went something like this:-
God said, Let us bring forth an existence that is not of ourselves.
In doing so He shared His Existence, so to speak, and thus proved He is Good.
However, the fact is in the reverse:-
He shared His existence.
In bringing forth creation--material and spiritual--He gave it knowledge and love, in further imitation of Himself.We become Man,
We bring forth living creatures, physical and spiritual, giving them these Gifts but we give them a further Gift; a supreme Gift--freewill.
God, in giving freewill, knew that His Gift could result in the making of creatures able to share His Own Being.
If they remained true to their creature-hood they would be raised to Eternal-life and if they were untrue to their creature-hood, they would be lost to eternal-death.
Except for the human being who was placed in time and space and was able to sin today and repent tomorrow.
To raise creatures to the highest possible plain of existence, they must have the power of choice which as the devil declared P 1 3 5 For God doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil. P Genesis.
With the co-operation of Adam and Eve the devil opened up the era of death:-
P 1 2 17 But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. For in what day soever thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death. PGenesis
Thus began the era of suffering.
We bring forth man and woman, that they may use Our Gift of freewill, for it is only thus can we raise the creature to be 'as Gods'.
In choosing to 'die the death', they are reduced to the suffering life which We use to refine them like the most pure gold.
In this way We make them 'as Gods'.
In this way We make them capable of the highest share in The Godhead.
But We would raise man and woman even higher in this divine Communion.
share his suffering
and bring Divinity
to the creature;
creature to Divinity.
God does all things perfectly. One could say it is impossible for God to do something imperfectly.
How could God bring forth a creature capable of the highest perfection?
(And the highest perfection is the very Perfection of God!)
Yes, the creature must be like a god having not only being of the highest calibre, but having full freedom of choice.