Saturday, October 15, 2016
i'm not like other people... pain hurts me
Lewis talks about pain today in A Year with C.S. Lewis.
He really expresses my feelings about pain. I'm really not a fan of pain. I don't like it when I feel it, and I don't like it when other people feel it. I'd be happy if it just went away.
We have it on good authority that suffering is really good for us. It purifies us. But fortunately there are other ways for us to lose our attachment to sin. The best way, I'm told, is to spend time with Jesus. The more time we spend with Him, the more we are made like Him without having to experience pain.
This is one of the reasons I take a prayer walk each day. One reason why I go to mass most days. The more time I spend with Him, the more I become like Him without having to go through that unpleasant suffering.
God, thanks for making us more like You, and for giving us a way to do it without so much pain.