Monday, 11 January 2010

The divine, sublime gift of our true suffering

(Journey in a Broken World)

Article by Marc Aupiais

I take great joy in heartbreak,
God's heart is always broken,

I take great joy in humiliation,
It teaches me my position before God, before saints, before my fellow man,

I take great joy in obscurity,
It teaches me that I am obscure,

I have often felt pain,
It humbles me,

It makes me think of heaven,
And of the alternative to heaven

In pain, I feel close to you, in pain I learn to love with you,
To love with the love which Christ loves with,

With suffering, I become a disciple, with pain and longing,
The heart grows fond of heaven,

In suffering, I learn to cry, tears are special,
I will never cry in heaven,

In suffering, I learn to become wise,
Pain either grows us, or we gradually die,

In suffering, I imitate my Lord and my Saviour Jesus,
And the Trinity, in whom my salvation is viable,

Suffering gives the divine gift of sanity,
Of the sublimely present clarity of vision.

Suffering, I write while suffering, suffering, a gift,
of evidence of our love!

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