From Pain to Gain for the Glory of God!
Romans 8:18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us.
I've noticed recently that there has been much pain, hurt, sorrow, suffering surrounding me. It has not been affecting me directly, but I've felt the sting that one feels for a relative or friend when they are going through difficult times. Some times the pain is so difficult for those experiencing it that they feel there is no way the pain or suffering will ever go away. They believe there is no chance of ever healing. But, we have such an awesome God who has experienced these same pains, hurts, sorrows and sufferings. He knows exactly how we feel and wants us to know that He has come to heal and lift us out of our pain. He wants us to know that through the pains, will come great blessings. We may not feel like we have blessings awaiting us after we lose a job, get our home broken into, or worse, lose a loved one. No the blessings are not too apparent during those times. But remember, it is only through The Lord that we will get through these difficulties, Philippians 4:13 I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.
Blessings and miracles are happening, we may not see them clearly now, but when we turn to Him who empowers us, His glory will shine fully. So, offer up your pains, sufferings, sorrows and hurts, especially during the Mass. When our sufferings can be united to Jesus' on the Cross. He is waiting to transform them and you for the salvation of souls, from pain to gain.
|Father Stan Fortuna is a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in New York, Father Stan is known for his music and dynamic speaking style. He is known to talk bluntly about Christian living in today’s culture. He has no fear of keeping it real and preaching the truth. He explains that we are called to rise above our struggles to evangelize the world for Christ. Fr. Stan will be speaking at all the Conferences that weekend.|
FR. ANTHONY SAROKI
Former attorney and now Pastor at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in San Diego. Known for his gentle approach in preaching the Truth of the Catholic Faith.
Other than being a great NFL Quaterback he is also a Husband and Father who doesn’t shy from his commitment to the Catholic way of life.
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