Minute Meditations

The Reward of Faith

Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, do not seek to understand so that you may believe, but believe so that you may understand.
—St. Augustine

— from Firmly On the Rock

I Must Keep Going

What I desire most is to be faithful and to finish the race. It doesn’t matter if I finish running or crawling; all I want is to finish and hear the Father say to me, “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:23).

— from Hiking the Camino

Embracing Suffering

Suffering is not something we need to escape from or walk away from; rather we can embrace it. When we are able to do that, we find Jesus showering us with his love from the cross. Amazing.

— from Hiking the Camino

Holy Suffering

I always have the option of uniting my sufferings with those of Christ. To the degree that I am able to do this, my suffering can actually help make me holy. My suffering is not meaningless.

— from Hiking the Camino

Power to Love

Anyone who enters into love, and through love experiences the inextricable suffering and the fatality of death, enters into the history of the human God. In the suffering and death of Jesus we find the power to love in the midst of suffering because love is stronger than death.

— from The Humility of God

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