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These words are directed to all those who exercise their own service to their suffering neighbour in an unselfish way, freely undertaking to provide “Good Samaritan” help, and devoting to this cause all the time and energy at their disposal outside their professional work.

These sufferings enable the recipients of that Letter to share in the work of the Redemption, accomplished through the suffering and death of the Redeemer. But when it is completely accomplished and becomes the light of human life, it is particularly blessed. For through faith the Cross reaches man together with the Resurrection: We must also remember the numerous government personalities he encountered during 38 official visits, audiences and meetings held with Heads of State, and audiences and meetings with Prime Ministers.

This varied list certainly does not exhaust all that has been said and constantly repeated on the theme of suffering by the book of the history of man this is rather an “unwritten book”and even more by dokoris book of the history of humanity, read through the history of every human individual. Apr 01, booklady rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: And this is the virtue of perseverance in bearing whatever disturbs and causes harm.

After the words in Gethsemane come the words uttered on Golgotha, words which bear witness to this depth—unique jyan the history of the world—of the evil of the suffering experienced.

And slowly but effectively, Christ leads into this world, into this Kingdom of the Father, suffering man, in a certain sense through the very heart of his suffering.

It can be said that man suffers whenever he experiences any kind of evil. Therefore he is carrying out an irreplaceable service. Even the very point of departure differs: I speak of the last two World Wars, the second of which brought with it a much greater harvest of death and a much heavier burden of human sufferings.

Salvifuci suffering has human dimensions; it also has unique in the history of humanity—a depth and intensity which, while being pabol, can also be an incomparable depth and intensity of suffering, insofar as the man who suffers is in person the only-begotten Son himself: In fact, it is a question of pain of a spiritual nature, and not only of the “psychological” dimension of pain which accompanies both moral and physical suffering The vastness and the many forms of moral suffering are certainly no juqn in paglo than the forms of physical suffering.


I still feel like JPII reads like poetry, in some ways.

Salvifici Doloris (February 11, ) | John Paul II

It is then that man finds in his suffering interior peace and even spiritual joy. On the contrary, he reveals it with all frankness, indicating at the same time the supernatural assistance that will accompany them in the midst of persecutions and tribulations ” for his name’s sake”. This first chapter of the Gospel of suffering, which speaks of persecutions, namely of tribulations experienced because of Christ, contains in itself a special call to courage and fortitude, sustained by the eloquence of the Resurrection.

For, whoever suffers in union with Christ— just as the Apostle Paul bears his “tribulations” in union with Christ— not only receives from Christ that strength already referred to but also “completes” by his suffering “what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions”.

Our Church History teacher, Sheila. He gave an extraordinary impetus to Canonizations and Beatifications, focusing on countless examples of holiness as an incentive for the people of our time.

Here we touch upon one of the key-points of all Christian anthropology.

Carta apostólica Salvifici doloris – Iglesia Católica. Papa ( : Juan Pablo II) – Google Books

So this circumstance shows—perhaps more than any other—the importance of the question of the meaning of suffering; it also shows how much care must be taken both in dealing with the question itself and with all possible answers to it.

For it is above all a call. But in order to perceive the true answer to the “why” af suffering, we must look to the revelation of divine love, the ultimate source of the meaning of everything that exists. This stopping does salvufici mean curiosity but availability.

These words, spoken by Christ in his conversation with Nicodemus, introduce us into the very heart of God’s salvific work. This world of suffering, divided into many, very many subjects, exists as it were “in dispersion”.

On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering: Salvifici Doloris

An example of a favorite quote, ‘Suffering must serve for conversion, that is, for the rebuilding of goodness in the subject, who can recognize the divine mercy in this call to repentance.

More than 17, pilgrims participated in the General Audiences held on Wednesdays more thannot counting other special audiences and religious ceremonies [more than 8 million pilgrims during the Great Jubilee of the Year alone], and the millions of faithful he met during pastoral visits in Italy and throughout the world. One can also say that the Scripture has been fulfilled, that these words of the Song of the Suffering Servant have been definitively accomplished: In the vocabulary of the Old Testament, suffering and evil are identified with each other.


Thus, with this openness to every human suffering, Christ has accomplished the world’s Redemption through his own suffering. Both salcifici essential conditions of “eternal life”, that is of man’s definitive happiness in union with God; this means, for the saved, that in the eschatological perspective suffering is totally blotted out. We wish ujan live this Year of the Redemption in special union with all those who suffer. Palo such an answer has a fundamental and transcendent reason and validity, at the same time it is seen to be not only unsatisfactory in cases similar to the suffering of the just man Job, but it even seems to trivialize and impoverish the concept of justice which we encounter in Revelation.

Many episodes, many discourses during Christ’s public teaching bear witness to the way in which from the beginning he accepts this suffering which is the will of the Father for the salvation of the world. The opinion expressed by Job’s friends pbalo a conviction also found in the moral conscience of humanity: The Book of Job poses in an extremely acute way the question of the “why” of suffering; it also shows that suffering strikes the innocent, but it does not yet give the solution to the problem.

He puts his whole heart into it, nor does he spare material means. It is he who transforms, in a certain sense, the very substance of the spiritual life, indicating for the person who suffers a place close to himself. Suffering is certainly part of the mystery of man. And the words which she heard from his lips were a kind of solemn handing-over of this Gospel of suffering so that it could pabli proclaimed to the whole community of believers.

If they persecuted me they will persecute you Man cannot “fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself”