Companion in Illness:
disease, age often bring suffering we cannot explain.
Even Jesus Christ
did not explain the mystery of suffering. He tried simply to relieve
it where he could. And as his life ended, he took it on himself.
Jesus taught not
to give in to sickness, but to fight to regain health. At the same time,
he showed what indirect blessings sickness sometimes brings.
can sickness bring? It reminds us how dependent we are on others, and
above all on God for life!
It makes us see
how precious life is.
It invites us
to believe, to call for God's help, to accept God's way, and to grow
in confidence that whatever lies ahead, all will be well.