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On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering: Salvifici Doloris

But if at the same time in this weakness there foloris accomplished his lifting up, confirmed by the power of the Resurrection, then this means that the weaknesses of all human sufferings are capable of being infused with the same power of God manifested in Christ’s Cross.

Iob 19, 18; 30, 1. For suffering cannot be transformed and changed by a grace from outside, but from within.

As bishop of Rome he visited of the city’s parishes. Thou hast executed true judgments in all that thou hast brought upon us He loses his possessions, ii sons and daughters, and finally he himself is afflicted by a grave sickness.

Not only does it accompany human suffering, but it seems even to determine its human content, what makes suffering precisely human suffering. The mystery of the Church is expressed in this: This is in fact that multiple and subjectively differentiated “activity” of pain, sadness, disappointment, discouragement or even despair, according to the intensity of the suffering subject and his or her specific sensitivity.

Salvifici Doloris (February 11, ) | John Paul II

Everyone who stops beside the suffering of another person, whatever form it may take, is a Good Samaritan. And at the same time this Son who is consubstantial with the Father suffers as a man.

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. Christ does not explain in the abstract the reasons for suffering, but before all eoloris he says: Man ” perishes” when he loses “eternal life”.


As a witness to her Son’s Passion by her presence, and as a sharer in it by her compassion, Mary offered a unique contribution to the Gospel of suffering, by embodying in anticipation the expression of Saint Paul which was quoted at the beginning.

This kind of voluntary “Good Samaritan” or charitable activity can be called social work; it can also be called an apostolate, when it is undertaken for clearly evangelical motives, especially if this is in connection with the Salivfici or another Christian Communion.

Trivia About On the Christian Paul writes in the Second Letter to the Corinthians: Recommended to booklady by: For it indicates what the relationship of each of us must be towards our suffering neighbour. Even the very point of departure differs: For, at the same time, this Redemption, even though it was completely achieved by Christ’s suffering, lives on and in its own special way develops in the history of man.

On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering: Salvifici Doloris by John Paul II

Easier to read than most of JPII, even if not immediately relevant to me because I’d already been doing the things suggested! Suffering seems to belong to man’s transcendence: In the sufferings of all of these people the great dignity of man is strikingly confirmed.

Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and was dollris with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors”. In the course of the centuries, this activity assumes organized institutional forms and constitutes a field of work in the respective professions.


The eloquence of the Cross and dolois is, however, completed by the eloquence of the Resurrection. He also called six full meetings of the College of Cardinals.

And for this reason Saint Paul will write of Christ: One can say that these words on abandonment are born at the level of that inseparable union of the Son with the Father, and are born because the Father “laid on him the iniquity of us all” The parable in itself expresses a deeply Christian truth, but one that at the same time is very universally human. Declaring the power of salvific suffering, the Apostle Paul says: But death primarily involves the dissolution of the entire psychophysical personality of man.

The foloris letter is divided into the following sections: Such a transgression has the character of sin, according to the exact meaning of this word, namely the biblical and theological one.

In the Paschal Mystery Christ began the union with man in the community of the Church. Man can put this question to God with all the emotion of his heart and with his mind full salviici dismay and anxiety; and God expects the question and listens to it, as we see in the Revelation of the Old Testament.

About the theme of suffering these two reasons seem to draw particularly close to each other and to become one: This hope of salvation “throws a new light upon suffering. As a result of Christ’s salvific work, man exists on earth with the hope of eternal life and holiness. 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.