Thoughts on the Patient Endurance of Sorrows and Sufferings
WHY MUST I SUFFER? [*]
For the Spirit Himself giveth testimony to our spirit, that we are the sons of God. And if sons, heirs also: heirs indeed of God, and joint heirs with Christ: yet so if we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified with Him. For I reckon that the sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, that shall be revealed in us. -Rom. viii. 16, 18.
For that which is at present momentary and light of our tribulation, worketh for us above measure exceedingly an eternal weight of glory. -2 Cor. iv. 17.
* The following five considerations are excerpts from Father F. J. Remler's highly commendable work: "Why Must I Suffer," published by "Franciscan Herald Press."
Compiled and Edited by Rev. F. X. Lasance
Author of "My Prayerbook," etc.
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