Dec 23, 2009

Cross = Eternal Life

Eternal Word Television Network
Recently, in an interview on EWTN, missionary Fr. Peter Le Jacq, gave some lucid insights on suffering. He is acutely aware of this in his African mission. It is easy to pray when we are young, but when "unavoidable illness" comes with age Fr. Le Jacq quotes Jesus in John 11:4. "This illness ( Lazarus') is not unto death; it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by means of it." Suffering gives the means to glorify God even though He doesn't need it and is the means to increase the faith of others. In other words, we are called to the Cross with Jesus and like Him, our suffering can be redemptive to those around us. JMJ. Mick