Man, you are still afraid of suffering. You still want to see you and your beloved ones enjoy the nicest things in the world. But a thriving life is never the measure of the divine love.
You haven’t understood yet the meaning of suffering and that’s why you are sad and unhappy. You don’t understand that no matter how hard it is the assumed burden is not that painful. You haven’t understood that the suffering you are fearing is exactly the price for your eternal life. Why are you disturbed in hardships and trials?
You know that when everybody has deserted you, up there is Someone Who protects your life and loves you more than men can ever do it. When you understand the meaning of suffering, when you entrust yourself to God with all the problems of your life that you are unable to solve and when you put all your hope not in the man but in God, by
praying: `God, help me to accomplish Your will`, then in you it will begin to be manifest that change which will bring you light, peace and kindness, so much needed by your soul and by all the souls.
Priest and martyr Constantin Sârbu
Excerpt from `Tear and Grace`, Bonifaciu Publishing, 2011, pag.206.