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Finally, this parable, through salvidici essential content, will enter into those disturbing words of the Final Judgment, noted by Matthew in his Gospel: And thinking of all those who by their knowledge and ability provide many kinds of service to their suffering neighbour, we cannot but offer them words of thanks and gratitude.

The more a person is threatened by sin, the heavier the structures of sin which today’s world brings with it, the greater is the eloquence which human suffering possesses in itself.

In the terrible battle between the forces of good and evil, revealed to our eyes by our modern world, may your suffering in union with the Cross of Christ be victorious!

He then concludes the Ponder section with both discussion and reflection questions. Assuming then that throughout his earthly life man walks in one manner or another on the long path of suffering, it is precisely on this path that the Church at all times – and perhaps especially during the Holy Year of the Redemption – should meet man.

Therefore, only he—the only-begotten Son—is capable of embracing the measure of evil contained in the sin of man: For the God of Revelation is first of all the Creator, from whom comes, together with existence, the essential good of creation. And this circumstance too clearly favours the attention it deserves during this period. Through the Resurrection, he manifests the victorious power of suffering, and he wishes to salviifici with the conviction of this power the hearts of those whom he chose as Apostles and those whom he continually chooses and sends forth.

In this way, that world of suffering which in brief has its subject in each human being, seems in our age to be transformed—perhaps more than at any other moment—into a special “world”: In the light of the verses of Isaiah, the Passion of Christ becomes almost more expressive and touching than in the descriptions of the Evangelists themselves.

Through this parable Christ wished to give an answer to the question: Refresh and try again. All we like sheep have gone astray we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all” The eloquence of the Cross and death is, however, completed by the eloquence of the Resurrection.


Suffering must serve for conversion, that is, pabl the rebuilding of goodness in the subject, who can recognize the divine mercy in this call to repentance.

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

An example of a favorite quote, ‘Suffering must serve for conversion, that is, for li rebuilding of goodness in the subject, who can recognize the divine salvificj in this call to repentance. Through the ages, people have struggle to make sense of their suffering so we’re Life is full of ups and downs but in the midst of them there’s always a loving God waiting for your unconditional surrender to his plans for your life.

This Apostolic Letter is one that is still relevant 30 years later and the commentary on it is helpful when reading it. Monica Zeringue rated it it was amazing Dec 22, One thinks, finally, of war.

This undoubtedly proves that people today pay ever greater and closer attention to the sufferings of their neighbour, seek to understand those sufferings and deal with them with ever greater skill. Muy valioso para entender el acto trascendental del dolor. Such a transgression has the character of sin, according to the exact meaning of this word, namely the biblical and theological one.

To the Gospel of suffering there also belongs—and in an organic way—the parable of the Good Samaritan.

On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering: Salvifici Doloris

Therefore, even if death is not a form of suffering in the temporal sense of the word, even if in a certain way it is beyond all forms of suffering, at the same time the evil which the human being experiences in death has a definitive and total character.

Considering the world of suffering in its personal and at the same time collective meaning, one cannot fail to notice the fact that this world, at some periods of time and in some eras of human existence, as it were becomes particularly concentrated.

It must be recognized that they are very numerous, and one must express satisfaction at the fact that, thanks to them, the fundamental moral values, dolori as the value of human solidarity, the value of Christian love of neighbour, form the framework of social life and interhuman relationships and combat on this front the various forms of hatred, violence, cruelty, contempt for others, or simple “insensitivity”, in other words, indifference towards one’s neighbour and his sufferings.

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And the Apostle Paul in the Letter to the Galatians will say: How often is it precisely to them that the pastors of the Juann appeal, and precisely from them that they seek help and support!

Salvifici Doloris (February 11, ) | John Paul II

Very beautiful and deep reflection on the meaning of suffering in the human experience, written by someone who had plenty of firsthand knowledge on the subject. It can be said that Job’s old friends wish not only to convince him of the moral justice of the evil, but in a certain sense they attempt to justify to themselves the moral meaning of suffering. Easier to read than most of JPII, even if not immediately relevant to me because I’d already been doing the things suggested!

And he does this on the basis of his own opinion. He was sensitive to every human suffering, whether of the body or of the soul. Paul Editions first published It is difficult to list here all the types and different circumstances of “Good Samaritan” work which exist in the Church and society.

He loses his possessions, his sons and daughters, and finally he himself is afflicted by a grave sickness. While such an answer has a fundamental and transcendent reason and validity, at the same time it is seen to be not only unsatisfactory in cases similar to the suffering of the just man Job, but it even seems to trivialize and impoverish the concept of justice which we encounter in Revelation.

Thus to share in the sufferings of Christ is, at the same time, to suffer for the Kingdom of God. She must even palo profoundly make her own—as far as possible—the motivations which Christ placed in his parable and in the whole Gospel.

In this meeting man “becomes the way for the Church”, and this way is one of the most important ones. Maeve rated it it was amazing Jan 03, One can say that with the Passion of Christ all human suffering has found itself in a new situation.

Also unlike other commentators, his Pray dolorie isn’t a personal prayer he wrote, but guidance on what to reflect and pray on. At the same time, they attest to the truth of his suffering.


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