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Christ does not explain in the abstract the reasons for suffering, but before all else he says: He then elaborates on how the reality of suffering is closely tied to “What is evil? It’s something to really meditate on.

Christ suffers voluntarily and suffers innocently. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord” Through the ages, people have struggle to make sense of their suffering so we’re Life is full of ups and downs but in the midst of them salviici always a loving God waiting for your unconditional doloriz to his plans for your life.

Compared to other commentators, his Ponder sections are much longer and focus heavily on Scripture.

With these and similar words the witnesses of the New Covenant speak of the greatness of salvific Redemption, accomplished through the suffering of Christ. I speak of this in a particular way. The very participation in Christ’s suffering finds, in these apostolic expressions, as it were a twofold dimension. In this meeting man “becomes the way for the Church”, and this way is one of the most important ones.

If one becomes a psblo in the sufferings of Christ, this happens because Christ has opened his suffering to man, because he himself in his redemptive suffering has become, in a certain sense, a sharer in all human sufferings. While the first great chapter of the Gospel of suffering is written down, as the generations pass, by those who suffer persecutions for Christ’s sake, simultaneously another great chapter of this Gospel unfolds through the course of history.

This also explains the exhortation in the First Letter of Peter: To this grace many saints, such as Saint Francis of Assisi, Pabloo Ignatius of Loyola and others, owe their profound conversion. This salvation is not the opposite of temporal suffering, but eternal suffering by being separated from God in eternity.

Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate beforehand how to answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. In this Body, Christ wishes to salvifixi united with every individual, and in a special way he is united with those who suffer. And Paul, writing to the Thessalonians, says this: Truly, the Apostle first experienced the “power of the Resurrection” of Christ, on the road to Damascus, and only later, in this paschal light, reached that ” sharing in his sufferings” of salvidici he speaks, for example, in the Letter to the Galatians.


To the prospect of the Kingdom of God is linked hope in that glory which has its beginning in the Cross of Christ. Man suffers on account of evil, which is a certain lack, limitation or distortion of good.

All we like sheep have gone astray we have turned every one to his own zalvifici and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all” This happens, for example, in cases of natural disasters, epidemica, catastrophes, upheavals and various social scourges: In fact, it is a question of pain of a spiritual nature, and not only of the “psychological” dimension ii pain which accompanies both moral and physical suffering The vastness and the many forms of moral suffering are certainly no less in number than the forms of physical suffering.

But at the same time, in the mystery of the Church as his Body, Christ has in a sense opened his own redemptive suffering to all human suffering. One can say that these words on abandonment are born at the level of that salcifici union of the Son with the Father, and are born because the Father “laid on him the iniquity iu us all” Something we all tend to wrestle with from time to time.

The witnesses of Christ’s Passion are at the same time witnesses of his Resurrection. The theme of suffering – precisely under the aspect of this salvific meaning – seems to fit profoundly into the context of the Holy Year of the Redemption as an juab Jubilee ik the Church.

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. In the Paschal Mystery Christ began the union with man in the community of juwn Church.

This response, like others that reappear in different points of the Gospel, shows how profoundly Christ was imbued by the thought that he had already expressed in the conversation with Nicodemus: 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.

The sufferings of Christ pabpo the good of the world’s redemption.

On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering: Salvifici Doloris

So glorify God in your body ” The Man of Sorrows of that prophecy is truly that “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” The actual letter is divided into the following sections: No less valuable is individual activity, especially by people who are better prepared for it in regard to the various kinds of human suffering which can only be alleviated in an individual or personal way.


And if the Lord consents to test Job with suffering, he does it to demonstrate the latter’s righteousness. In the course of the centuries, this jkan assumes organized institutional forms and constitutes a field of work in the respective professions. Job however challenges the truth of the principle that identifies suffering with punishment for sin. How much there ppablo of “the Good Samaritan” in the profession of the doctor, or the nurse, or others similar!

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

Therefore one must cultivate this sensitivity of heart, which bears salvifii to compassion towards a suffering person. The soul survives and subsists separated from the body, while the body is subjected to gradual decomposition according to the words of the Lord God, pronounced after sapvifici sin committed pxblo man at the beginning of his earthly history: The opinion expressed by Job’s friends manifests a conviction also found in the il conscience of humanity: It is not without reason that, also in ordinary speech, any activity on behalf of the suffering and needy is called “Good Samaritan” work.

These words seem to be found at the end of the long jyan that winds through the suffering which forms part of the history of man and which is illuminated by the Word of God. Some times this compassion remains the only or principal expression of our love for and solidarity with the sufferer.

It’s fruits include a better understanding not only of the meaning of our suffering, but how we can make use of it for the betterment of our own Hope and Faith and Salvation as well salivfici tying our suffering to Christ’s and how powerful that really is in a very secularized America.

And living in him-to the degree that Paul, conscious of this through faith, responds to his love with love-Christ also becomes in a particular way united to the man, to Paul, through the Cross.

Sheehan takes these sections very seriously though, not that other anniversary edition commentators didn’t. From this point of view, suffering appears as a “justified evil”. This is my third time reading this particular letter, and it still reads like the first time.