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God gave us His Son Jesus to provide us with a way of salvation.

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Books by John Paul II. As we see from the examples quoted, we find in Sacred Scripture an extensive list of variously painful situations for man. Perhaps suffering is not wrapped up as much as man is by this mystery, which is an especially impenetrable one. His words also attest to this unique and incomparable depth and intensity of suffering which only the man who is the only-begotten Son could experience; they attest to that depth and intensity which the prophetic words quoted above in their own way help us to understand.

To the suffering brother or sister Christ discloses and gradually reveals the horizons of the Kingdom of God: Juann is called to share in that suffering through which all human suffering has also been redeemed.

The Resurrection became, first of all, the manifestation of glory, which corresponds to Christ’s being lifted up through the Cross. For he is aware that he has not deserved such punishment, and in fact he speaks of the good that he has done during his life. And at the same time it has entered into a completely new dimension and a new order: Not of course completely for this we would have to penetrate the divine-human mystery of the subjectbut at least they help us to understand that difference and at the same time the similarity which exists between every possible form of human suffering and the suffering of the God-man.

On the Christian Meaning of Human Dolkris This was a great little read regarding the meaning of suffering. This is the origin also of the present reflection, precisely in the Year of the Redemption: The 19 WYDs slavifici during his pontificate brought together millions of young people from all over the world. The Second Vatican Council expressed this truth that ” A certain idea of this problem comes to us from the distinction between physical suffering and moral suffering.

Certainly he often puts this question to God, and to Christ. 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.

By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people? The Church then faced the new epoch, receiving his instructions in the Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio ineunte, in which he indicated to the faithful their future path. Though it is not licit to apply here the narrow criterion of direct dependance as Job’s three friends didit is equally true that one cannot reject the criterion that, at the basis of human suffering, there is a complex involvement with sin.


Christ himself is especially active in this field. Steve rated it really liked it Aug 28, This is the dimension of Redemption, to which in the Old Testament, at least in the Vulgate text, the words of the just man Job already seem to refer: The Good Samaritan 8. In his suffering, sins are cancelled out precisely because he alone as the only-begotten Son could take them upon himself, accept them doloriz that love for the Father which overcomes the evil of every sin; in a certain sense he annihilates this evil in the spiritual space of the relationship between God and humanity, and fills this space with good.

In so far as man becomes a sharer in Christ’s sufferings—in any part of the world and at any time in history—to that extent he in his own way completes the suffering through which Christ accomplished the Redemption of the world. The conviction of those who explain suffering as a punishment for sin finds support in the order of justice, and this corresponds to the conviction expressed by one of Job’s friends: No man can add anything to it.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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”. The theme of suffering in a special way demands to be faced in the context of the Holy Year of the Redemption, and this is so, in the first place, because the Redemption was accomplished through the Cross of Christ, that is, through his suffering.

These words have as it were the value of a final discovery, which is accompanied by joy. The Redeemer himself wrote this Gospel, above all by his own suffering accepted in love, so that man “should not perish but have eternal life” And he also says, “Shall I not drink the cup which the Father has given me?

On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering: Salvifici Doloris

This answer has been given by God to man in the Cross of Jesus Christ. A result dooris such a conversion is not only that the individual discovers the salvific meaning of suffering but above all that he becomes a completely new person.

One can also say that the Scripture has been fulfilled, that these words of the Song of the Suffering Servant have been definitively accomplished: For it is above jaun a call. Nonetheless, this is only one area.

The way doolris leads to the Kingdom of heaven is “hard and narrow”, and Christ contrasts it to the “wide and easy” way that “leads to destruction” The witnesses of the Cross and Resurrection of Christ have handed on to the Church and to mankind a specific Gospel of suffering. Therefore in those people there is fulfilled the Gospel of suffering, and, at the same time, each of them continues in a certain sense to write it: In this Body, Christ wishes to be united with every individual, and in a special way he is united with those who suffer.


The motif of suffering and glory has a strictly evangelical characteristic, which becomes clear by reference to the Cross and the Resurrection. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

In that “cosmic” struggle between the spiritual powers of good and evil, spoken of in the Letter ujan the Ephesians 89human sufferings, united to the redemptive suffering of Christ, constitute a special support for the powers of good, and open the way to the victory of these salvific powers.

Salvifici Doloris (February 11, ) | John Paul II

As though by a continuation of that motherhood which by the power of the Holy Spirit had given him life, the dying Christ conferred upon the ever Virgin Mary a new kind of motherhood— spiritual and universal—towards all human beings, so that every individual, during the pilgrimage of faith, might remain, together with her, closely united to him unto the Cross, and so that every form of suffering, given fresh life by the power of this Cross, should become no longer the weakness of man but the power of God.

For suffering—they say—always strikes a man as punishment for a crime; it is sent by the absolutely just God and finds its reason in the order of justice. All we like sheep have gone astray we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him apblo iniquity of us all” This salvation is not the opposite of temporal suffering, but eternal suffering by being separated from God in eternity.

It is as deep as man himself, precisely because it manifests in its own way that depth which is proper to man, and in its own way surpasses it. If these words refer to everything that concerns the mystery of man, then they apblo refer in a very special way to human suffering.

In the wake of his victory over sin, he also takes away the dominion of death, by his Resurrection beginning the process of the future pab,o of the body. How often is it precisely to them that the pastors of the Church appeal, and precisely from them that they seek help and support! In later times, the witnesses of the New Covenant, sealed in the Blood of Christ, will speak of this.