There are ways and ways of handling the sacred, you know. I offended somebody this week by repeating a bit of traditional theology – that when we are in pain, we associate our suffering with the much greater suffering of Christ. We offer our suffering to him, and it becomes transformed in his suffering. The somebody in question was outraged that we could imagine human suffering could ever be associated with the Christ in this way. Oh dear. Those most reverential of him, take the greatest liberties.


6 responses to “Close

  1. but did you at least gain satisfaction from knowing you were right?

  2. rosemaryhannah

    I devised another sentence which may have helped the complainer a bit. Or not. It was written. She was really outraged.

  3. I find that depressing. Makes you want to say nothing. Doesn’t make any difference that you’re right, either, unless to make it worse.

  4. Schmeekins

    I thought that was accepted theology and one that I have have always found comforting.

  5. rosemaryhannah

    It is, and yes, it is.

  6. rosemaryhannah

    I suspect the horrified one was perhaps not a believer.

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