The Gift of Suffering

As I write this, it is a cool, rainy, foggy September morning in Minnesota. In this kind of morning, the melancholic soul finds an odd sort respite. I am the kind of person who is drawn to sad things. I take comfort in the Sorrowful Mysteries. My favorite Psalm is Psalm 43: Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me?”

In some ways, I like to feel sad. Not because I actually enjoy the sadness, but because I can see beauty in it. Sadness, sorrow, and suffering are all facts of life, and as Catholics, we are especially aware and in tune with this truth.

Read the rest here, at CatholicMom.

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