March 10, 2011 by bobet888
The Son of Man must suffer greatly…
The constant, on-going battle to follow Christ may slowly wear us down. The path to perfection in the virtues is surely full of rewards, but it has its share of wear-and-tear. But it does not matter if we fall a thousand times, as long as we love the fight and not the fall. It therefore makes no sense to despair, especially when we fight with Christ on our side.
-Fr. Paul Hubert
Lord, if following you requires suffering and rejection, help me accept it with all my heart and soul. It gives me great hope to know that you will never give me a cross that weighs beyond my strength. With you beside me, Lord, the battle with the evils of this world assures salvation and victory. A place in your kingdom is the greatest reward one can hope. Jesus, your great example has shown us the way towards achieving this reward. May we never go astray from it. Amen.