Suffering

Derivative Work. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Po...Image via Wikipedia

Sometimes we hear words that touch us in way that our only response can be “Oh God!” But it’s an exclamation of surprise that something so deep can be communicated so simply.

One such of these is from Pope Benedict XVI.

“Even suffering is part of the truth of our life. Thus, trying to shield the youngest from every difficulty and experience of suffering, we risk creating, despite our good intentions, fragile persons of little generosity: The capacity to love, in fact, corresponds to the capacity to suffer, and to suffer together.” ~Benedict XVI

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