Thursday 28 March 2013

Pain and pain

In the heart of Jesus, especially in these days, there is both joy and pain.
In our hearts too, there is often both joy and pain.
But pain can be ambiguous. It can be the pain that comes from our attachments, our expectations, our sinfulness. It can be the pain that comes from a love that is pure, like the love of Jesus, a love that does not find a response.
There is one sure criterion of the type of pain we are suffering. When pain comes from a love that is not yet pure, there is no joy. When pain comes from a love that is pure, it is accompanied by joy, a deep set joy, and peace, a deep set peace that comes from knowing deep down that one loves, and that one loves purely.

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