The Lord is Close to the broken-hearted!




Friday, 4-04-2014

St. Isidore of Seville

Readings of the day:

Wisdom 2:1, 12-22

Psalm 34:17-21, 23

John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30



Life is filled with mysteries: one of them is the mystery of suffering. from the time of my existence, i have had my own share of suffering(even though it is not as terrifying as some i hear). We could have had our share as well: lost a loved one, undergone a terrible illness, the list could go on and on. The extent of our sufferings varies and it can leave us with a question of ‘where is the face of God in all of this’.

In the midst of our suffering, God is present in all of this. It may not necessarily be a satisfying answer but his words assures us that God is close to the brokenhearted. God shares our pain as he does with the Savior on good Friday, he walks with us in all our misery. God holds our hands as a mother share in the suffering of an ill child and he kiss our hands in all of this. We should always Unite our suffering with that of Christ on the cross, there we can find solace and strength. The catechism of the Catholic paragraph 1500-1501 shares something about this: “Illness and suffering have always been among the gravest problems confronted in human life. In illness, man experiences his powerlessness, his limitations, and his finitude. Every illness can make us glimpse death. Illness can lead to anguish, self-absorption, sometimes even despair and revolt against God. It can also make a person more mature, helping him discern in his life what is not essential so that he can turn toward that which is. Very often illness provokes a search for God and a return to him.”

Let us continually seek the heart of Christ(that undergone suffering for our sake to teach us how to carry our cross) in our suffering and not lose faith, for the Lord saves the Just. He hears the cry of those who call on him, for their tears and body is worth everything to him. for more reads on this visit this page


May God help us we pray!


Peace and Love of Christ!








About Michael Ogundele

A writer, ardent reader and lover of nature. fell in love with writing five years back and I've been engraved in her arms ever since. I share my little way of writing poetry and reflections based on Catholic faith and Spirituality on this space. I hope you enjoy reading as we ride the same chariot to the leafy greens. Do follow me and together, let us jump into the ocean of my ink.
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