"Crosses release us from this world and by doing so bind us to God."
— Blessed Charles de Foucauld
In time, I will put down this blanket of sadness. But, the great news???
"Only later did I begin to grasp the profound meaning of the mystery of human suffering. In the weakness of the sick, I saw emerging ever more clearly a new sense of strength - the strength of mercy. In a sense, the sick provoke mercy...By their illness and suffering they call forth acts of mercy and create the possibility for accomplishing them"