Sept. 15: OUR LADY OF SORROWS. Love and suffering are inseparable.

Sept. 15:
Love and suffering are inseparable.

The more a person loves, the more he or she identifies with the pain of the beloved.

A brother’s death is more upsetting than a pet’s.
A son’s dying is more trying than a friend’s. To get a grasp of Mary’s grief at the crucifixion we need somehow to appreciate the great extent of her love for her Son
(St Alphonsus Liguori, The Glories of Mary, 2,9).

Lord Jesus,I accept all of the circumstances, whatever you want, whenever and however you so desire.

Virgin of Sorrows, our mother,help us grow in God’s love, such that in moments of suffering, we may tell him with complete abandonment:

Is this what you want Lord?… Then it is what I want too (cf St. Josemaria, The Way, 762).

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows! Fr. Rolly Arjonillo.


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