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In view of all this, we can say salvlfici the parable of the Samaritan of the Gospel has become one of the essential elements of moral culture and universally human civilization.

The name “Good Samaritan” fits every individual who is sensitive to the sufferings of others, who “is moved” by the misfortune of another.

In this meeting salvifjci “becomes the dolorsi for the Church”, and this way is one of the most important ones. In the Cross of Christ not only is the Redemption accomplished through suffering, but also human suffering itself has been redeemed. Completely the reverse is true. Gradually, as the individual takes up his cross, spiritually uniting himself to the Cross of Christ, the salvific meaning of suffering is revealed before him. Therefore he is carrying pabll an irreplaceable service.

More than 17, pilgrims participated in the General Audiences held on Wednesdays more thannot counting other special audiences and religious ceremonies [more than 8 million pilgrims during the Great Jubilee of the Year alone], and the millions of faithful he met during pastoral visits in Italy and throughout the world.

These words are directed to all those who exercise their own service to their suffering neighbour in an unselfish way, freely undertaking to provide “Good Samaritan” help, and devoting to this cause all the time and energy at their disposal outside their professional work.

We must above all accept the light of Revelation not only insofar as it expresses the transcendent order of justice but also insofar as it illuminates this order with Love, as the dolotis source of everything that exists.

Everyone who stops beside the suffering of another person, whatever form dollris may take, is a Good Samaritan. While such an answer has a fundamental and transcendent reason and validity, at the same time it is seen to be not only unsatisfactory in cases similar to the suffering of the just man Job, but it even seems to trivialize and impoverish the concept of justice which we encounter in Revelation. The figure of the just man Job is a special proof of this in the Old Testament. His pontificate, one of the longest in the history of the Church, lasted nearly 27 years.

Faith in sharing in the suffering of Christ brings with it the interior certainty that the suffering person “completes what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions”; the certainty that in the spiritual dimension of the work of Redemption he is serving, like Christ, the salvation of his brothers and sisters.


The Good Samaritan 8. This distinction is based upon the double dimension of the human being and indicates the bodily and spiritual element as the immediate or direct subject of suffering. And this is the final, definitive word of this teaching: By your endurance you will gain your lives” Sheryl rated it really liked it Sep 10, Therefore the Apostle will also write in the Second Letter to the Corinthians: She likewise bows down with all the depth of that faith with which she embraces within herself the inexpressible mystery of the Body of Christ.

Salvifici Doloris (February 11, ) | John Paul II

During his public activity, he experienced ij only fatigue, homelessness, misunderstanding even on the part of those closest to him, but, more than anything, he became progressively more and more isolated and encircled by hostility and the preparations for putting him to death.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The sufferings of Christ created the good of the world’s redemption. When this body is gravely ill, totally incapacitated, and the person is almost incapable of living and acting, all the more do interior maturity and spiritual greatness become evident, constituting a touching lesson to those who are healthy and normal.

He went to him, Finally, family help means both acts of love of neighbour done to members of the same family, and mutual help between families. In the midst of what constitutes the pabblo form of suffering there is always an experience of evil, which causes the individual to suffer.

He particularly suffers when he a ought”—in the normal order of things—to have a share in this good and does not have it.

Therefore in those people there is fulfilled the Gospel of suffering, and, at the same time, each of them continues in a certain sense to write it: Steve rated it really liked it Aug 28, Suffering Conquered by Love 5. The Resurrection revealed this glory—eschatological glory—which, in the Cross of Christ, was completely obscured by the immensity of suffering.

And he also says, “Shall I not drink the cup which the Father has given me? Suffering, in fact, is always a trial— at times a very hard one—to which humanity is subjected.

And the words which she heard from his lips were a kind of solemn handing-over of this Gospel of dolooris so that it could be proclaimed to the whole community of believers. Man can put this question to God with all the emotion of his heart and with his mind full of dismay and anxiety; and God expects the question and listens to it, as we see in the Revelation of the Old Testament.

This provided a succinct, yet in depth, explanation that I greatly appreciated. And in the Letter to the Philippians he will even say: Here we touch upon the duality of nature of a single personal subject of redemptive suffering. Are not all the words he uttered during his agony on Golgotha a proof of this greatness, and especially his words concerning the perpetrators of his crucifixion: But put forth thy hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse thee to thy face” After the words in Gethsemane come the words uttered on Golgotha, words which bear witness to this depth—unique in the history of the world—of the evil of the suffering experienced.


On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering: Salvifici Doloris

An example of a favorite quote, ‘Suffering must serve for conversion, that is, salcifici the rebuilding of goodness in the subject, who can recognize the divine mercy in this call to repentance.

He considerably expanded the College of Cardinals, creating Cardinals plus one in pectore in 9 consistories. At the same time, it is not possible to ignore the fact that it constitutes as it were a definitive summing-up of the destructive work both in the bodily organism and in the psyche. In this way he accomplishes the messianic programme of his mission, according to the words of the prophet: Gethsemane is the place where precisely this suffering, in all the truth expressed by the Prophet concerning the evil experienced in it, is revealed as it were definitively before the eyes of Christ’s soul.

Those who share in Christ’s sufferings juxn before their eyes the Paschal Mystery of the Cross and Resurrection, in which Christ descends, in a first phase, to the ultimate limits of human weakness and impotence: And this is the virtue of perseverance in bearing whatever disturbs and causes harm.

It only means that the Redemption, accomplished through satisfactory love, remains always open to all love expressed in human suffering. This parable witnesses to the fact that Christ’s revelation of the salvific meaning of suffering is in no way identified with an attitude of passivity.

Behold, the true Man of Sorrows presents himself before us:. It is he who transforms, in a certain sense, the very substance of the spiritual life, indicating for the person who suffers a place salvifivi to himself.

Palbo, in fact, the Cross was to human eyes Christ’s emptying of himself, at the same time dolorie was in the eyes of God his being lifted up.

And living in him-to the degree that Paul, conscious of this through faith, responds to his love with love-Christ also becomes in a particular way united to the man, to Paul, through the Cross.