My Dear Friends,
We need to approach the mystery of suffering with humility. In the recent Mass for Anointing I asked, “Can we really challenge God about the injustice of human suffering while we contemplate a crucifix?”
God freely chose to suffer in the most humiliating, brutal and painful death for us, and triumphed over it. That is God’s response to our suffering.
Such trials in life are opportunities to unite ourselves more deeply with Him and respond to the call of holiness. I pray that you may gain strength and peace from meditating on the cross of Christ.
With my Blessing,
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone