Rejoice with those who rejoice.  Weep with those who weep.  Be of one mind toward one another.     – Rom 12:15-16

Reflection. Teilhard de Chardin spoke of suffering as the very means of return, discovery, and growth.  I think he meant that death itself, and everything that leads up to it, is a doorway to a new age.  Today many people cannot face suffering.  They retreat from it because they do not understand it.  Consequently, many become mentally sick.  It is better to face the pain as Jesus did.  Christ turned His suffering into an act of love.

Prayer. Jesus, there are many who carry a heavier cross than I.  Help me to weep with them, so that later, we may rejoice together with You in Your Kingdom.