All of you who feel heavily the weight of the cross . . .

All of you who feel heavily the weight of the cross, you who are poor and abandoned, you who weep, you who are persecuted for justice, you who are ignored, you the unknown victims of suffering, take courage.  You are the preferred children of the Kingdom of God, the kingdom of hope, happiness and life.  You are the brothers of the suffering Christ, and with Him, if you wish, you are saving the world.

This is the Christian science of suffering, the only one which gives peace.  Know that you are not alone, separated, abandoned or useless.  You have been called by Christ and are His living and transparent image.

Sound like something from Pope Francis?  Wrong.  This is an excerpt from the Second Vatican Council closing speeches.  There are some things in the Church that just do not change.

2 thoughts on “All of you who feel heavily the weight of the cross . . .

  1. Thank you, from the author’s wife, for noticing so much and saying so much that my husband also attempted to say in his novel “Everywhere in Chains”. We are most grateful that you took the time to read it and placed it in the company of some real classics on your Just a Good Read page.

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