The Problem of Pain

(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2017

J.M.J.

September 4, 2017

Dear Family of Mary!

Dear children,

Who could speak to you about the love and the pain of my Son better than I? I lived with Him; I suffered with Him. Living the earthly life, I felt pain because I was a mother. My Son loved the thoughts and the works of the Heavenly Father, the true God. And, as He said to me, He came to redeem you.

I hid my pain through love, but you, my children, you have numerous questions. You do not comprehend pain. You do not comprehend that through the love of God you need to accept pain and endure it. Every human being will experience it to a lesser or greater measure.

But with peace in the soul and in a state of grace, hope exists; this is my Son, God, born of God. His words are the seeds of eternal life. Sown in good souls they bring numerous fruits.

My Son bore the pain because He took your sins upon Himself. Therefore, you, my children, apostles of my love, you who suffer, know that your pain will become light and glory. My children, while you are enduring pain, while you are suffering, Heaven enters in you and you give a piece of Heaven and much hope to all those around you. Thank you. (September 2, 2017)

Our Lady speaks to us about a very difficult and intimate problem each of us has to face, the problem of pain. Pain is part of the human condition. We cannot escape it, we cannot ignore it, and we cannot deny it. Each of us experiences pain, probably daily.

Why is there pain? We know where pain comes from. We know the physical sources of pain. We also understand the social and psychological causes of inner pain. But we do not know why God would create us in such a way that we have pain, or why He would let us suffer if He is loving.

Denis always tells me this story: A pilgrim approached one of the Medjugorje visionaries and asked “Why do we suffer?” The visionary responded, “When you suffer this is what Our Lady says to do…” The pilgrim repeated, “But why do we suffer?” The visionary repeated, “Our Lady says that when you suffer you should…”

The point is that Our Lady does not talk about why we suffer. We suffer. That is that. But when we suffer, what should our response be? That is the question! This message is her answer.

I hid my pain through love, but you, my children, you have numerous questions. You do not comprehend pain. You do not comprehend that through the love of God you need to accept pain and endure it. Every human being will experience it to a lesser or greater measure.

I believe this message is meant for this moment in a special way, and that we all need to pray to understand it. This month of September is dedicated to “Our Lady of Sorrows”. Let’s listen with open hearts to the one who knows suffering in such a deep way. Mary will help us.

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan

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