This is taken from real life.

I’ve just discovered a blog which I cannot help but like. Check it out

The author is a very recent subscriber to this blog, and if he doesn’t mind, I will show a recent post of his here:


If you were raised in the western world like me, you probably hate suffering. Yet, I have also found suffering to be an important part of my spirituality growth.

  • Suffering makes me realize I need God in a ways I can’t see when I am content.
  • Suffering unites me with others; making me a more sensitive to their lives.
  • Suffering allows me to unite myself with the suffering of Christ’s Passion.
  • Suffering causes me to appreciate what I still have by depriving me of an ability which I took for granted.

We should not ask God to take away suffering because it hurts; but because we can do more for God with our full faculties. Suffering shapes us, prunes us, and brings us closer to being the kind of people that we were created to be.

in peace,

Charles Bonaventure

More blogging laziness from Burrito, yes, but in my defence, he put the words together better than I could.

PS, How’s the fasting going? After a tough Ash Wednesday (<1000 calories) I was rewarded with ‘gastro-enteritis’ and have been on even less since! My other crutch, alcohol, is out too. For the first time in ages, I am 0% proof (averaged over a week, you understand).

About Brother Burrito

A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy, and who cannot stop smiling since realizing that Christ IS the Way , the Truth and the Life. Alleluia!
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2 Responses to Suffering

  1. I am honored to be featured on your blog. I found that the picture you chose works well with the spirit of my post. Keep up the good work of the church.

    In prayer,


  2. kathleen says:

    No matter how happy and optimistic a person might be – and Christians should be joyful at heart even amidst great suffering – this world is certainly a ‘vale of tears’ and no one escapes their ‘cross’. Therefore the words of Bishop Fulton Sheen are very wise: “Don’t waste your suffering”.


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