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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Raissa's Journal Perfection Series VIII Part XXXlX

Raissa could be called a suffering servant. It is obvious that she suffered for Jacques and for her own nation and her people.

She writes this on suffering-"Every acceptance of suffering (if it is proceeds, not from a brute passivity or from some philosophical pride, but from humility and courtesy) is alreay boun to charity, beholden to divine grace. The saints do more than accept suffering--they ask it of God for the love of God and the salvation of souls."

Those saints who unite themselves with Christ's Sacred Heart allow God to complete the suffering of Christ in their lives.

Raissas states this on perfection. "To be capable of receiving much from God, that is the whole of perfection."

This "much" includes suffering.