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It is evident that it is not a question here merely of giving a description of suffering.

This is love for man, love for the “world”: Compared to other commentators, his Ponder sections are much longer and focus heavily on Scripture. You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and kinsmen and friends, and some of you they will put to death; you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. It is difficult to list here all the types and different circumstances of “Good Samaritan” work which exist in the Church and society.

At only 56 pages, this is a perfect stand-by for those rough patches in life. Even more than this description of the Passion, what strikes us in the words of the Prophet is the depth of Christ’s sacrifice.

Molly rated it really liked it Mar 06, At the same time, it is not possible to ignore the fact that it constitutes as it were a definitive summing-up of the destructive work both in the bodily organism and in the psyche. First of all he blots out from human history the dominion of sin, which took root under the influence of the evil Spirit, beginning with Original Sin, and then he gives man the possibility of living in Sanctifying Grace.

In that “cosmic” struggle between the spiritual powers of good and evil, spoken of in the Letter to the Ephesians 89human sufferings, united to the redemptive suffering of Christ, constitute a special support for the powers of good, and open the way to the victory of these salvific powers.

It is supernatural because it is rooted in the divine mystery of the Redemption of the world, and it is likewise deeply human, because in it the person discovers himself, his own humanity, his own dignity, his own mission. The answer which comes through this sharing, by way of the interior encounter with the Master, is in itself something more than the mere abstract answer to the question about the meaning of suffering. These are the words of the Apostle Peter in his First Letter: The words of that prayer of Christ in Gethsemane prove the truth of love through the truth of suffering.


The parable of the Good Samaritan, which —as we have said—belongs to the Gospel of suffering, goes hand in hand with this Gospel through the history of the Church and Christianity, through the history of man and humanity.

However, the prayer in Gethsemane becomes a definitive point here. Faith enables the author of these words to know that love which led Christ to the Cross. Monica Zeringue rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Suffering seems to belong to man’s transcendence: Every line says something, but it’s hard to digest all at once.

The actual iu is divided into the following sections: On the Cross, Christ attained and fully accomplished his mission: In the wake of his victory over sin, he also takes away the dominion of death, by his Resurrection beginning the process of the future resurrection of the body. In their eyes suffering can have a meaning only as a punishment for sin, therefore only on the level of God’s justice, who repays good with good and do,oris with evil.

How much there is of “the Good Samaritan” in the profession of the doctor, or the nurse, or others similar! It is precisely the Church, juxn ceaselessly draws on the infinite resources of the Redemption, introducing it into the life of humanity, which is the dimension in which the redemptive suffering of Christ can be constantly completed by the suffering of man.

On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering: Salvifici Doloris

For through faith the Cross reaches man together with the Resurrection: This happens, as we know, at different moments in life, it takes place in different ways, it assumes different dimensions; nevertheless, in whatever form, suffering seems to be, and is, almost inseparable from man’s earthly existence.

The Juah Servant—and this in its turn is essential for an analysis of Christ’s Passion— takes on himself those sufferings which were spoken of, in a totally voluntary way: No man can add anything savifici it. In his messianic activity in the midst of Israel, Christ drew increasingly closer to the world of human suffering.

Truly one of the most excellent works on the mystery that is salivfici suffering. This also highlights the divine and human nature of the Church. Iob 19, 18; 30, 1.


Carta apostólica Salvifici doloris – Iglesia Católica. Papa ( : Juan Pablo II) – Google Books

These transcendental roots of evil are grounded in sin and death: Saint Paul speaks of such joy in the Letter to the Colossians: Christ suffers voluntarily and suffers innocently. If Christ, who knows the interior of man, emphasizes this compassion, this means that it is important for our whole attitude to others’ suffering. After the words in Gethsemane come the words uttered on Golgotha, words which bear witness to this depth—unique in the history of the world—of the evil of the suffering experienced.

In weakness he manifested his power, and in humiliation he manifested all his messianic greatness. For this reason Saint Paul writes: And living in him-to the degree that Paul, conscious of this through faith, responds to his love with love-Christ also becomes in a particular way united to the man, to Paul, through the Cross.

And for this reason Saint Paul will write of Christ: May 13, Camilo Navarrete rated it it was amazing.

Patti rated it really liked it Mar 14, Why does evil exist? Behold, the true Man of Sorrows presents himself before us: The Gospel is the negation of passivity in the face of suffering. This is the light of the Gospel, that is, of the Good Salvifuci. His suffering is the suffering of someone who is innocent and it must be accepted as a mystery, which the individual is unable to penetrate completely by his own salvificii.

And so the Church sees in all Christ’s suffering brothers and sisters as it were a multiple subject of his supernatural power. And so there should come together in spirit beneath the Cross on Calvary all suffering people who believe in Christ, and particularly those who suffer because of their faith in him who is the Crucified and Risen One, so that the offering of their sufferings may hasten the fulfilment of the prayer of the Saviour himself that all may be one To the suffering brother or sister Christ discloses and gradually reveals the horizons of the Kingdom of God: Here we touch upon the duality of nature of a single personal subject of redemptive suffering.