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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Suffering and the Cross

The worst suffering is that which we undergo because we have caused others to suffer.

A small thing, like not voting one's mind on climate or pollution because one's political party denies or minimizes problems of climate or air quality, will lead to breathing problems and suffering. The guilt resulting from doing such things will burden the soul enormously, whether one is aware of it or not.

Many of us bear invisible burdens we cannot bring ourselves to castoff.

Which, I think, is the point of taking up one's Cross: before I can do that, I must cast off the spiritual burdens which are in the way.

(As a disclaimer, I suffer greatly because of the pain I have caused others. I hope it may soon pass.)

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