When a doctor makes a surgical intervention and the patient, because of the pain, reacts and tears off all the bandages and hits the doctor, what will he say? That he didn’t do the surgery in order to harm him but to cure him. The patient’s reaction can bring him his death. We act the same when we react to God’s tests that he sends for our own good. We should accept pain, suffering and sorrow, as a cure from God. We should endure the pain, the difficulty of our work and thank Him, be grateful and accept that our Father doesn’t make errors.
Through their humbleness, saints usually pass unnoticed but they make their presence felt when people need support, comfort and cheering. They are always next to those who have abandoned them. To them, there is no such thing as an insurmountable difficulty or obstacle when it comes to help someone in a desperate situation. They become one’s best friends, the ones that make you feel comfortable near them but who, at the same time, make you feel embarrassed by your own moral shortcomings and sins.
An old teaching says that gratitude is a rare flower. If we would consider these words, we would no longer wonder that our soul is sick and that the world is suffering. We are often unsatisfied by our life, by the conditions that we live in, and we wait the moment when we will receive the joy to which we have been called, but we do not know which way to go.
If God loves us so much then why is our live so much affected by different problems? Or if we ask this question through the words of the Holy Scripture: why does God scold the one who loves and why does he punish the one who receives him? In other words, if God loves us so much why is our life so filled with trouble?