Thursday, May 07, 2020

The Law of Love and The Law of Suffering

"There's a terrible corollary to this law of love.  It's the law of suffering.  Since love is the surrender of self, it will always involve a certain pain of loss.  This is why the Lord tells Catherine:  'I have already told you that sorrow and suffering increase in proportion to love.  When love grows, so does sorrow.'  Christians readily recognize this as a participation in the crucifixion of Jesus, which was the supreme act of love."
Bishop Barron, Pivotal Players: Catherine of Siena 

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