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“The people in the parks, the alcoholics, the homeless, they are looking at you. Do not be those who look and do not see. Look and see.” St Teresa of Calcutta

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How to suffer well?

Suffering is part of human life, we have to accept it and learn how to deal with it when it comes. Life can’t be all about being happy all the time! Fr Robert Spitzer speaks on ‘How to suffer well’ …

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It seems there is no way out, no hope, you are alone, abandoned. ‘Why me?’ You ask.

Then you see an image of Jesus hanging on the cross – abandoned by everyone, even His friends, all except His beloved Mother and One faithful disciple John. He is brutally tortured, ridiculed, mocked at, His physical appearance is beyond human recognition, as prophesied by Isaiah. God became man to show us He is with us in sufferings.

In these times of trial, try to focus on prayer, turn your mind away from trying to control the situation which is beyond your control and surrender it all at the foot of the Cross – everything. Find a book to read – bible, prayer book, rosary, story of a saint, meditate on a passage of the scriptures. Attend Holy Mass or Eucharistic Adoration. Don’t go over the past events or people who are involved, the fear of the unknown, just repeat words of prayer and focus on Christ. The more you focus on your faith and prayer, the more you will find the strength from Jesus.

In your weakness Christ is right there with you.

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