Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray
Poor God, how often He is blamed for all the suffering in the world. It’s like praising Satan for allowing all the good that happens.
The only way God can strengthen his presence in our will is to weaken his presence in our feelings. Otherwise we would become spiritual cripples, unable to walk without emotional crutches. This is why he gives us dryness, sufferings, and failures.
Happiness is a state of mind, so our miseries and joy come from living in any of the three dimensions of time—past, present and future. Hence, if we wish to live happily, we must learn to remove sufferings not only from the present, but also from the past and future.
In the silient of his heart, he knows his sufferings.
Sufferings purifiers the soul.
The point is, Jenna, no one is normal or perfect like that house you see across the street. Everyone suffers from their own struggles, whether they’re big or small.
We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings.