October 9, 2013: For Those Who Are Suffering

~ by Mary Galvano

This week’s article is dedicated to a special friend, and anyone who may be going through dark times, with the words of Blessed Mother Teresa. Her words are comforting in reminding us that our own sufferings give us a mysterious link with the Lord’s suffering. Let us ponder Mother Teresa’s words on suffering that come from her own experience.

“Suffering has to come because if you look at the cross, he has got his head bending down-he wants to kiss you-and he has both hands open wide – he wants to embrace you. He has his heart opened wide to receive you. Then when you feel miserable inside, look at the cross and you will know what is happening. Suffering, pain, sorrow, humiliation, feelings of loneliness, are nothing but the kiss of Jesus, a sign that you have come so close that he can kiss you. Do you understand, brothers, sisters, or whoever you may be? Suffering, pain, humiliation-this is the kiss of Jesus. At times you come so close to Jesus on the cross that he can kiss you. I once told this to a lady who was suffering very much. She answered, “Tell Jesus not to kiss me-to stop kissing me.” That suffering has to come that came in the life of Our Lady, that came in the life of Jesus – it has to come in our life also. Only never put on a long face. Suffering is a gift from God. It is between you and Jesus alone inside.”

May God bless you and keep you always…

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Mary Galvano-Bajohr is a singer/songwriter, LPGA golf instructor, speaker and author. On the golf course she is a dedicated professional, but go to a Yankee game, a Pro-life event or other venue and you just might see her step up to the microphone and sing the National Anthem or the Ave Maria.

Visit Mary’s website at www.marygalvano.com.

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